Attending the writer's conference last week was the best thing I could do for my writing career. I had the magnificent opportunity to meet other unpublished writers, authors, literary agents and other publishing professionals. Not to mention, I got to spend four days with a good friend.
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What I never expected, but greatly hoped for, came true. I came home with literary agents interested in my work!
Not just one, but two! They both want me to send a proposal and sample chapters. This is a huge step in a writer's endeavors to attain publication, and not easy to accomplish.
Needless to say, I'm just a little excited.
It's going to be a difficult task to perfect my proposal. A proposal tells the agent all about the writer, the writer's novel they're trying to publish, and why that novel will be a success in the marketplace. It's a one-shot chance to convince an agent that the writer would be a good addition to his/her client list.
Even if it doesn't end up working out with these agents, the connections I made with them are priceless.
I'm so grateful that I was provided with the opportunity to attend the conference, and look forward to the results it has to bring.
Want to know about another huge connection I made at the conference? Stay tuned, and I'll write a post later this week.
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