Blogger: Rachelle Gardner
I’m headed out to the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in St. Louis. This is one of my favorite events every year, full of writers, editors, agents, and publicists. It’s such a valuable time, and lots of fun too. But I’m sure there are a lot of writers who will be nervous, and there will be more than a few awkward moments.
I can remember some doozies in the past. One year, a writer walked through the entire banquet hall with her skirt hiked up in her pantyhose. At another conference, I walked up to an editor and said, “Hi Linda!” and she said, “I’m not Linda.”
Then there was the time I was in a pitch meeting with an author, trying to explain why I didn’t think her premise was strong enough for a book, and she burst out crying and ran off. Another year I had a pretty bad bicycle crash right before conference, with road rash up the entire side of my leg—it looked pretty awful the night of the gala when I was wearing a dress that stopped at my knees.
So today let’s talk about embarrassing situations. Could be at a writer’s conference, or any other setting. Tell us about a time you were mortified, uncomfortable, or just wanted to disappear into the atmosphere.
Think of it as therapy. And remember—it happens to the best of us!
What is your most memorable embarrassing moment?
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