Blogger: Rachel Kent
With ACFW happening next week, many of you will be flying to Nashville to participate. ACFW is a big conference and I think it can be a bit overwhelming for new writers. Because of this, I thought it might be nice for us to pass along our best conference advice for the “first timers.”
Here are a couple of tips that I have:
- Remember that editors and agents are people too, so you don’t need to be so nervous while meeting with them. Take a deep breath and try to enjoy your appointment time. Feel free to ask questions during your meeting time, too.
- Try to get some sleep. It is tempting to stay up all night chatting with friends, but this can really harm your time at the conference during the day. Stay up awhile to mix and mingle, but make sure you are getting the rest your body needs.
Please share a tip or two that you have for a first time conference attendee.
Or share a story about your first writers’ conference.
If you haven’t been to a writers’ conference yet, please tell us which conference is your dream conference.
Anyone who comments today will be entered into a drawing for a copy of The California Gold Rush Romance Collection, with a story by my client Amanda Barratt. I met Amanda at the ACFW conference many years ago. 🙂
I will draw the winner Monday morning and will announce the winner on Monday’s blog comments, so please leave your comment on this post before Sunday night!