There’s something about attending a writer’s conference that re-sparks that creative craving to write.
Or it should.
My local RWA chapter – CARWA held their annual fall conference this past weekend. We had Deidre Knight from The Knight Agency and an editor from HQN who used to work with Mira. I was amazed at how personable they both were. They were sweethearts. Absolute dolls.
I’ve never pitched before and it was nerve wracking. I wasn’t ready – and that was my bad. But I still did it. And I survived. (Phew). I was told my novel was high concept (who knew).
Two requests later and a plate of chocolate cheesecake to celebrate … the realization of these fulls is hitting me.
If I thought I was nervous before – I’m more so now. I love heart wrenching, tears flowing woman’s fiction. I love to write it and I love to read it. More than any other genre, this is my favorite. If I cry, then it was good. But … what if I can’t write it? You know those self doubts you experience? Pitching a novel is completely different than sending it. I can be the queen of gab but if my story doesn’t measure up, it was all for nothing. A waste of time …
How did you deal with pitching and receiving a request? Inquiring minds needs to know!
Remember, in the end, all things succumb to chocolate!
If you’re a lover of romance, check out my re-released inspy romance Chocolate Reality (originally published under title Once Upon A Dream by Word Alive)!
I hope you’ll pick up on of my books where I write under the name of Anya Winter. Be sure to fall in love with The Master, Stampede Fever (Stampede Sizzlers) and The Blindfold!