Tonight, I attended a gathering of writers who are all looking forward to the writers' conference this week. I've been working on "one-sheets," making them as lovely as possible. I figured I would walk in, slip the agent my one sheet, receive praise for the brilliant-ness of it, and receive an offer of representation.
Have I mentioned I live in a dream world?
From what I understand, the agent probably won't accept anything I hand him. So instead, I need to come up with a fabulous sales pitch - a memorized monologue of sorts - to present. My brain is going to be like a balloon that pops out of your hand as you're trying to blow it up and zips around the room with that chuckle-inducing sounds. Man, am I in trouble!
All this time I've wasted on one sheet preparation, I should have spent studying the inner journey/conflict of my main characters. That would have helped me formulate a stellar synopsis, as well as a captivating hook. Instead, I'm blogging about my shortcomings.
So over the next few, very short days I have left, I'm going to try to refocus my efforts and pull together the best pitch I posisbly can. One of the speakers tonight said something that I wrote down word for word because I found it to be such an encouraging thought.
"They (agents) are just people who might be lucky enough to work with you one day."
No offense to agents out there, but goodness! It sure helps to think of you as just regular people. A change in perspective is exactly what I needed.
See you at the writers' conference!!
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