So excited about an Editors Day Conference on September 18, 2010, in San Antonio. As soon as registration opened online yesterday, I signed up. The faculty will include Sarah Shumway from Harper Collings, Julie Ham from Charlesbridge, and the award-winning author and keynote speaker, Carmen Tafolla.
I didn't sign up for a one-on-one with one of the editors after reading there would be a First Pages session. Since I'm trying desperately to polish up my first pages, I decided this was what I needed most in this conference.
I've heard and read some funny, brutal, and wonderful things about similar sessions in other conferences. The most important thing the participants come away with is learning how an editor reacts to the first few sentences they read. I want to hear that about mine! I want them to be brutal! I'm so happy to remain anonymous!
(Unless of course they ask me to stand up to be recognized because they all want to offer me a contract on the spot!)