Today officially kicked off the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Conference...and let me tell you, it was a blast!! If you're not here, you should be. We have knowledgeable faculty from all across the country, sharing insider tips and tricks on everything from basic writing skills to mastering marketing! It's awesome!
My role in this year's conference has been an honor. I am the Query Coordinator (or as you can see by the picture, the Query Queen. Someone also came up with Query Godmother, which I thought was rather clever!) Instead of doing cold pitches to agents and editors, we're inviting attendees to bring their query letter into the appointment to get immediate feedback, as well as the chance to have that agent or editor say, "Hey, I really like this. Could you send me more?"
So tonight, as I am typing this post, things have wound down. The party is still going on in the lobby below, but I am tucked away in my hotel room, preparing for tomorrow. We had some last minute schedule changes to the query appointment schedule. Since they start at 8am, I thought it might be smart to get all that taken care of tonight. I also added some final polish to my own query letter.
While I haven't attended many of the sessions, I have gotten to meet some really amazing people. I've connected many of the names I've worked with over the last four weeks with actual faces. I've enjoyed meals with old friends and new. I've shaken hands with agents and editors alike. I've laughed and cried with dear people who just want to see their dreams come true. How very blessed I am to be part of this magic!
If you're attending, and I haven't met you yet, please seek me out! I'm usually the one with the big dopey smile on my face. If you're not attending, what are you waiting for?! You won't regret joining us for the Friendliest Writing Conference on Earth!
And to all those with Query appointments, I do wish you the very best. You're going to rock it! The talent in this little piece of the world is astounding...and it's time to let it shine!
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