Working Toward Upcoming Events

16257890I’ve been busy. I’ve done a complete teardown and rebuild of my first book in a planned series. It’s been intensive and all-consuming. Outside walks and the obligations of my life I’ve done little outside of that. Not a lot of diversion just work. This grind is in prep for upcoming conferences I will be attending.

April 28th I will be attending my first writers’ conference, the 35th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference. I’m dipping my big toe into┬áthe pool, I think. While agents will be on premises I won’t be assailing them with my manuscript or stalking them. They may get a business card prior to a query submission at a later date. I’m going to this to get a feel for it and to help my craft. If I can learn one thing from this, it will be worth it.

I’ve learned a lot through this process and feel my writing has improved. I possess a stronger grasp of where I am as a writer. As G.I. Joe would say, knowing is half the battle. That’s the point of going to the first conference. Learn what it’s like to be amongst peers and get a feeling for interaction with agents. The assessment will be ongoing during the event from the attire I should wear, how to interact with other authors and agents as well as how much I should anticipate gaining from attending such events.

In June, I will travel to Chicago to attend another conference. The 2018 Writing Workshop of Chicago will be offering a bigger opportunity. I have agent pitches set up and here I will be actively attempting to sell my book. I’m doubling down on polishing my work and going against my nature and becoming social to achieve the incomprehensible, finding a home for my beloved characters.

Fingers crossed. I’m hoping for a lot of growth as a writer that will lead to a home for my work. I will share my experiences here after each event, for those who are curious about what these conferences are like.


Published Author at Anatolian Press. Debut Novel "Life Is In The Blood" out February 6, 2023.

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