Getting ready for the conference took a lot of work.
First, I had a prep call with my agent to ask dumb questions which she very wonderfully answered. Then, I navigated around my goals for the conference ( the first and foremost goal was to jump up and down and hug people and socialize) and then I did all of the administrative work that it takes to get ready for editorial pitches.
|this is my fav. image to pair with Sound Beyond Hearing|
My first novel is currently out on submission; but my novel-in-progress is not the novel I anticipated writing next; but such is the way of the world. So, I knew I needed to be armed with the following
- business cards (my corporate ones from my day job wouldn't count)
- writing samples of both the completed MS on submission and the MS in progress
- the materials requested by the different editors I am meeting with ( they all wanted to see different things as befitted their agendas and their hope for the interview): including a proposal, a proposal and a first chapter, a copy of the MS, etc.,
|plot of new novel!|
|this pic of the Ward captures a lot of the new book|
The people at Staples and I have been very good friends!
Because I have changed my next novel and have been going in a different direction, I also had to re-vamp my one-sheet so that it features the completed novel and also gives a snapshot of the new novel.
|Ye olde Sound Beyond Hearing plot|
I'll be in touch and keep you posted from the Conference