It’s been a while since I’ve been to a conference, but I have to say I’m really liking this one!
The speakers are fabulous. The food is great (of course, I’m only eating the vegetarian selections). Other writers are so supportive. And my pitch went well. Really well. I’ll be sending out a full manuscript when I get home :^)
One of the things that surprised me the most was the laid back atmosphere at the luncheons and dinners. When you enter the dining room, round tables are set up with the name of each presenter. You could walk up to any table and sit where you chose. So if you wanted to meet an agent from Curtis Brown like Nathan Bransford or an editor like Rose Hilliard from St. Martin’s Press, you could sit right next to them at a meal.
I was lucky enough to sit by Kate Harrison from Dial Books the first night and we had a great conversation. I really appreciated being able to talk to her in such a relaxed setting. (You’ll be hearing more from her in an upcoming blog.) It was also fun to meet fellow blogger Yat-Yee, and go to a MG/YA writer party with her (she’s got the photos to prove it!).