Thursday, September 08, 2011


After much indecision, wavering and stalling, I decided not to go to the writing conference in October.  As I sat down to compose a post about my reasons, I found a similar post I'd already written and posted three years ago.  THREE YEARS ago.

I realized that I have no choice.  I try not to accept excuses from my kids and it is time to stop allowing them, myself.  I am going to the conference.  Part of my hesitation was that my draft isn't "ready."  But is much closer than it was last year (when I said it wasn't "ready.")  It is not perfect.  Of course, if it was perfect, I wouldn't need feedback.

So I have submitted pages for critique.  I signed up for a pitch session and query session, as well.

So now you know.  And now, I have to go revise other pages and forget that I have already sent some to complete strangers before I curl up into the fetal position and start sucking my thumb.


Tracy said...

Rock on! It's a big step. Glad to hear you went for it.

Jocelyn said...

I'm happy you are going. I hope it will help and you can finish your WIP :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

Yay! That's fantastic! The first few times you send strangers your work are the hardest. Really. It will get easier. You have to get it out there anyway, so it might as well be now. Plus conferences are SO great! They're fun, and inspirational, and you'll learn a ton. Good luck!

LoryKC said...

Thank you ALL! I went last year but caved at the last minute, deciding none of my work was "ready" and submitted nothing. I learned much but this year, I need to step it up.