I’m sort of a late-comer to conventions. I really only did my first one four years ago. Ever since, I’ve been a convert. I definitely see the value from a network perspective and from a pure learning and having fun point-of-view too. I’ve also wanted to be more involved.
Last year I sat in on a panel that talked about Social Media/New Media/Podcasting and its place in writing. I realized quite quickly that this was a panel I should have been on; even though I had only been podcasting for eight months myself, I had been listening to podcasts and learning about them for much longer. That’s when I allowed myself to believe I have something to offer.
Immediately following that Con-Version, I emailed the con committee asking if they could use me on the following year’s panel. I think I must have emailed too soon because I never heard back. Then, a few weeks ago, my friend Jennifer Rahn mentioned Con-Version and asked if I was going to be a panelist. She suggested I would be good for the “Tips for Beginning Writers” panel.
I emailed the con committee again and was accepted to sit the panel. I am very excited to be participating because I know I have learned a great deal doing ‘Get Published’. I have talked to so many authors, editors, agents and publishers that I think I have a pretty good overview of the industry and I LOVE talking writing.
It’s a match made in heaven.
I really hope that I can give some good tips that will help out new writers. That was the reason I started ‘Get Published’ in the first place. I also hope I can make some great contacts both on and off the panel. If I can do both, I’ll consider the con to be a big success.
I hope to see you there.
I finished revising my YA Novel and have submitted it to the publisher. I hope she likes what I’ve done with the revisions but I will have to wait until after NaNo to find out. good thing I’ve got lots to do, isn’t it?
I’ve started writing one of the five short stories I have been planning and I’ve started outlining my NaNo novel in earnest. I’ve got to hurry because time is definitely running out.