Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SCBWI Winter Conference is Just Two Days Away?!

Are you kidding me??  I signed up for this months ago!  I had plenty of time to prepare!  Now it's days away and I'm freaking out.  

Am I ready? tell me...

Business cards? Check!

Notebook for taking notes? Check!

Wardrobe picked out?  Eh, still deciding

Completed novel?  Check!  Oh, wait a minute...I just want to tweak this one thing...

Pitch in case I find myself in a situation where agent asks for one? Check, but not loving it.

Synopsis in case said agent likes the pitch? Not even remotely close.

So, do you think I'm ready?  No?  Neither do I!

And that's one of the reasons I've been kind of missing in action in the blogosphere lately.  I've been working on my synopsis for months, and I have one sentence written.  Months.  MONTHS!  And here I am two days away where I better have one available or I'll look like the most unprofessional writer there.

I need chocolate.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I need a glass of wine!

Any tips out there for a desperate lady? 

UPDATE: Thanks to a hard kick in the pants from Brad and words and encouragement from others, I sat down and found the words to write my synopsis!  Yay!  Thanks, everyone!  


  1. Write up the synopsis and send it to me. I can make time for ya with the conference so close. Go! Write! You can do it! (you lucky lady, you)

  2. Ha, love the first pic especially. Yay, you will do fine, don't fret! Sounds like you're mostly ready. Hmm, I've never needed a synopsis for a conference, but then, I've never gone to the national SCBWI event, just the Oregon ones. Good luck!

  3. My advice would be to calm down and have fun. You are a thousand times more prepared than I would be. Good luck!

  4. Your going to have a blast!! Don't stress so much. :)

    Have fun!!!

  5. ooooh, it will be such fun, we expect daily reports from the spot :)

  6. good luck em! i'm glad you have your synopsis ready to go!! :)

  7. Congrats on the synopsis completion. Now, go give 'em hell, pretty lady!

    P.S. Then come back and give us every last detail!


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