I can hear my inner Kristen Lamb preaching inside my head, telling me that I have time to do everything. Oh well… you’re right Kristen, I’m lame. Anyway, today’s post is not about my dialogues with imaginary real people. It is about conferences. I have read many posts about this, mainly because I’m going to my first conference: The Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference.
And here are my prospects, opinions and doubts about the so feared conference:
- I’m looking forward to meet people
Don’t put a blindfold on yourself. Yes, you can search for your one true love *clears throat* agent, but relax, and talk to the people around you. The ones around you, do not tweet! Have some fun. 😉
The majority of posts I read emphasize this point. The authors rave about the wonderful people they meet as the highlight of the conference. So shake your shyness off, and made the most of it.
- I’m looking forward for the feedback
I’m nervous about my agent interview, and I hope to cause a good impression; maybe an agent will fall in love with me and we will live happily ever after in a white castle. And that would be great, although I prefer my castles gold.
But what I’m really anxious about is to hear the feedback. All of it: the good, the bad and the ugly. I don’t just accept constructive criticism, I crave for it. Above all I want to improve.
- I’m looking forward to LEARN
Workshops, panelists, speakers, exhibitions! It sounds like going to Disney on spring.
- I still don’t know what to put on my business card
My name, email, twitter, and blog. Am I missing something? Should I put my cellphone?
- I still don’t know what to wear on the cocktail party
I heard that to dress for cocktail parties require more thought. But be specific: how fancy is fancy?
In a scale of one to ten, with one being jeans and a minnie t-shirt, five being a short dress plus makeup, and ten being Angelina Jolie in the night of the Oscar; how would the cocktail party be classified?
- Some of the posts I read
And you, have you been to a conference before? Share your wisdom, and please help me with the questions above! If you are a conference virgin like me, do you agree with what I said?
Looking forward to hear from you guys 😉 *hugs*