The Aftermath (Of Hurricane Kat)

Oh, yes.  I left much carnage in my wake.  Literary agents will now flee in terror at my name…

Yeah.  Not really.

So, here’s what really happened…

First of all, I must say that this was one of the most terrifying things I have ever had to do.  I think I’m ready for my senior seminar presentation now (or almost, at least)!  I had to be the youngest person there, or very near to.  I ran across some amazing writers, for whom I hope things go exceedingly well, and I was able to listen to some very informative presentations—how to write queries and synopses, the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of querying, mistakes to avoid as a writer, etc.  (Now I just hope I can read all the notes I took.)

I also had the privilege of meeting a few agents, who had a ton of good advice.  There’s no better way to learn how to pitch than to just do it and then ask for tips to improve.  There were even a couple who seemed to have some interest in the story!  It’s always nice to know that, even if nothing comes of anything, at least you made a few people curious.

Most importantly, I got some great feedback, learned how to pitch even when I’m so scared I think I’m about to have a heart attack (not that I’m by any means great at it, but I tried at least), and I know better what to do going forward!

And now for more M&Ms…And maybe a dragon book or two; I’ve had a hankering for Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons again lately…

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