This weekend I'm off to San Francisco for the writer's conference. Yep, another one. I know, I know, I just got back from the last one! One of my resolutions for this year is to continue to improve my craft and to network by attending workshops, retreats, and conferences. It's more than that though. I'm dedicating 2011 to finding the right agent and/or editor and I'm a firm believer in the power of meeting people in person. As you might have noticed by the link close to the bottom of my sidebar I've finally joined the SCBWI (Society Of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) and thanks to a Twitter friend in April I'll be attending the SCBWI conference in Washington. I'll tell you all about that one in April.
What made me choose the San Francisco Writer's Conference this month was not only its excellent reputation but the fact that several friends of mine recommended it. It's a big conference with a lot of big name authors, agents, and editors. There will be breakout sessions and lectures by great people, an opportunity to pitch to editors or ask them questions, and agent speed dating. I will admit, the last one sounds a bit like torture, for them and me. Though I am excited to meet Laurie McClean, a sci-fi/fantasy agent whom I've respected for some time now. You can check out her excellent blog here if you like. If I'm lucky I might even run into a few of my friends from Twitter.
I'll share pictures with you and tell you all about it when I get back! If you're attending leave me a comment and I'll try to find you and say hi.