Mountain of Authors
Today, I was honored to participate in the Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors. I was invited to participate in their author showcase, where I got to share a little about Asylum, sell and sign copies, and hang out with fellow writers. It was pretty awesome!
The keynote speaker was Stephen Coonts. He was gracious enough to take a picture with me as he signed his book. As a fledgling author, I hope one day to make it to his level...and I'm not just talking success-wise. He spoke with humor and intrigue, like it was second nature to him. His manner was casual, yet respectful. Overall, he was good-natured. Relaxed. Unlike me...
Confession time. I was so nervous. Of course, I wanted to wow the audience with the most brilliant sales pitch ever! I feel like I fell flat, simply because I was up first, and I was quite mindful of the time. We were allowed 1 minute to speak, and that just doesn't allow for much exposition.
The plus side - I have a pitch session with an agent coming up at a conference next Saturday. Guess what I will be doing all this week...practicing! I will plan out everything I hope to say. Of course, I plan to listen and allow the agent to guide the session, but some planning certainly can't hurt, right?
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