Monday, April 19, 2010

Writer's Conference To-Do List

I'll be attending the Backspace Writer's Conference this May. I'm so excited it makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. Especially when I think of all the things I still need to do, and time is quickly running out.

So, here's what all I need to get done.

Finish first Draft of Insertbooknamehere (I still haven't decided what to call this thing.) Roughly 40,000 words
Prepare a pitch
Write an excellent query letter
Polish the first two pages (double spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman) of Insertbooknamehere until they shine like a super polished diamond
Print copies of query letter
Print copies of polished 1st two pages
Remain sane

That last one is really important, but I think it's going to be the hardest to pull off. Maybe that doesn't seem like a lot to get done in over a month. Unless you're one of those insane types that's tried writing anything of length, or even more insane types that's actively worked on writing a good query letter.

One month. I can do it. Sure I can. *whimper*


  1. You can and we'll totally do this one-on-one workshop thing (now WHY does this sound dirty in my mind??? Ah, anyway...) You'll do it :)

  2. The conference sounds like fun! You should enjoy it. I hope all goes well, can't wait to read the blog post about it.