Monday, April 23, 2007

Writer's Conference / Novel Update

I took Friday off so I could go to a writer's conference. Other than the fact I'm Directionally Challenged (I got lost in North Richland Hills, for pete's sake) and showed up late, it was big success. The speakers were uniformly good: interesting material, well-presented. Plus several literary agents led sessions ("How to write a query letter") and did one-on-ones with folks.

While I didn't actually make it in time to do a formal one-on-one, I did manage to parlay my skill for off-the-cuff tech support into a chance to talk up my nearly completed novel while helping one of the agents with their new laptop.

How much this eventually helps me remains to be seen, but it certainly couldn't hurt.

Novel: now in the midst of Draft 3. No longer embarrassingly amateurish. I've gone so far as to start plotting Novel Number 2.

1 comment:

Dan Brekke said...

Hey, I'm late to the party, but: Keep goin' on that book.