Thursday, August 15, 2013

WriteOnCon hangover.

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Wait. You don't know what WriteOnCon is? Really? Please tell me you're kidding. If not, get over here right now and check out the awesome posts by industry professionals. The content will be available for...I think a long time? Long enough that you can read it all, respond, learn, and grow! I'm trying to give WriteOnCon some love since they're so generous to offer a free conference. Yes, you heard that right. Free!

And this year I have to say my all time favorite thing was the google hang outs where we got a chance to see agent's first response to twitter pitches. I loved hearing their reasons for either requesting or rejecting. Seriously, if you ever doubted if querying is subjective...go watch these! There are so many reasons for them to reject your project. It doesn't mean they're necessarily rejecting your writing, your premise, or you as a person. That's why it's so important to keep on trying. The only person who can stop you is yourself.

And now that my brain is fried, in a good way, I'm going to try to clean up the tornado that crashed through my house these last two days. Really. My kids are super sad it's over. What? They have to actually do something instead of staring at a screen for longer than healthy limits? Yeah, that's life.

Happy writing! I can't wait to put the polishing touches on my query and send it out to the agenting world!

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you mentioned the google hangouts! I wasn't able to be there in real-time, but now I will make sure to go watch them. Yay WriteOnCon!!! :D

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  2. Yay, good luck with that query!! LOL on the kid tornado. And that WOULD be fascinating to read the twitter pitches. Are they on the WriteOnCon site, or on Twitter under a hashtag?

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