I hope everyone is having just a FABULOUS Tuesday out there today!! :)
So for "P" day ~ my choice was pretty obvious. At the end of the month I'll be attending the Pike's Peak Writer's Conference in Colorado Springs!! Woo Hoo!! (sort of)
I'm excited to go. Really, I am. The list of workshops available is pretty amazing. Here's just a few:
The Second Logline
Learn how to develop and use "the second logline" to give your book extra pizzazz when talking
to agents and editors.
Practice your pitch and get feedback with our team of experienced “catchers.”
How to Fail as a Writer and Keep Going
Learn how to submit your work, survive rejection, and increase your chances of success.
Titillate Me, But Do It Fast!
High Concept for novelists, nonfiction writers, and screenwriters. Learn how to make your hook excite & invite.
YA vs MG
Discover the crucial differences between young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) fiction.
Totally FRAWESOME, right?? Yes, no doubt here that this conference will be an amazing resource and learning opportunity for an aspiring writer!
What I'm not looking forward to as much is the networking aspect. Which, is kind of what these conferences are all about. The more connections you have in the writing world the better, right? Ok - but, here's the problem.... when I am faced with a bunch of people I don't know...I kind of go into a state of cryogenic stupor. It might resemble this a little:
You know, except female. I guess that's why I find writing so liberating!! I almost never say what I really mean to say out loud, but I can get it down perfectly on paper/screen.
I'm going alone and I won't know a single person there and I'm a little terrified about that. My best friend and my dad are the type of people who can talk to anyone. It's a quality I highly ADMIRE! BUT - I'll still go. I'll do my best. I'll dust off my meager chit-chat skills and calm my nerves and take and deep breath and pray for miracles, because when I boil it down... speaking your ideas/stories out loud and networking is as much a part of a writer's career as the actual writing.
And I'll get by. :) But, if you want to wish me luck - I'm good with that. Happy Writing!