This past weekend, I attended my very first writer’s conference. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you realize just what a nervous wreck I was. It took a lot of convincing for me to sign up and register for the event, and it didn’t hurt that one of my Twitter friends told me he would be there as well.
I am here today to tell you all what a wonderful experience it was. I am from one of the most rural parts of New York State, and I find it very difficult to collaborate in-person with other writers. When the League of Vermont Writer’s posted about their Writer’s Meet Agent’s conference, I took a leap of faith and jumped in!
What a wonderful group of writers! I am told that this was a smaller conference for writer’s, and a really good one to get your feet wet with. But I will also add, that for a small conference it was incredibly well attended! It looked like more than one hundred participants took their seats next to me at the Hampton Inn, Burlington. It was delightful to listen to wonderful presentations and take part in pitch sessions. The organizers and presenters of the event were top notch, and everything was incredibly professionally run. Also the agents on hand were amazing.
I was able to meet and network with other writers from my general area, and it was great to finally meet some of my Twitter friends. I took so much wonderful information away from the conference, I was more wired than I had been in a long time to revise as well as begin a new work in progress.
I am so glad I attended the Writer’s Meet Agent’s conference, and am thrilled to have joined the League Of Vermont Writers. I look forward to many more opportunities with them in the future!
So long for now. I am off to #amwriting!
The Slush Bilbies have sorted through the entries to help the Nest Bloggers whittle down the entries. Now the top seventy-two entries have made it through and are waiting for agents to hop on by to make requests.
Please remember that until the agents have finished making their selections, comments are for agents only. If you want to cheer on your favourite prior to then, you can do it in the comments of this post, or on Twitter using the #NestPitch hashtag.
Between now and 8am April 19th USA EST
To find out more about the Nest Pitch Easter Pitch Hunt go here: http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/easter-pitch-hunt-welcome-to-nestpitch/
For the Rules and Conditions, go here: http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/nestpitch-update-rules-conditions-whats-a-bilby-anyway/
You can find the full schedule here: http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/have-you-been-paying-attention/
You can find a list of the participating agents here: http://nestpitch.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/agent-reveal/
Below are the blogger’s sites:
Brooke Powell www.thecakenovelist.blogspot.com
Kimberly P. Chase http://kimberlypchase.blogspot.com.au/
Jeffe Kennedy http://www.jeffekennedy.com/category/blog/
Tina Moss http://www.tinamoss.com/
Amanda Foody www.amandafoody.blogspot.com
Dannie Morin http://dcmorin.blogspot.com.au/
Sharon M Johnston http://downunderwonderings.blogspot.com.au/
Sharon Bayliss http://sharonbayliss.blogspot.com.au/
Stacey Nash http://www.staceynash.com/
Good luck to everyone who has made it to here. May your nest be filled with lots of chocolaty request.