Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day Two of the Romantic Times Convention

Bobbi and I got an early start with the Aspiring Writers today. Bless their hearts, they had another full day of workshops. I know they must feel like their heads are about to explode because we gave them lots of things to think about. One of them let me read the first couple of pages of her WIP and give her a critique. She had some really strong positive points and just needed to rethink a few things. There is a lot of writing talent out there and I really enjoyed working with the aspiring writers group this year.

Diane Stacey, our beloved VP of Direct Sales and Book Clubs at Dorchester, came in tonight and we got to visit with her for awhile. She's such a doll.

I'll be giving another workshop tomorrow and will be helping a couple of my "blog touristas" (Jane & Maureen) polish up their pitches. For those of you who aren't involved with publishing, a "pitch session" is a short appointment with an editor or agent where the author serves up a small dollop of their story in the hope that said editor or agent will ask to see either a "partial" (3 chapters and a synopsis) or a "full" (complete manuscript and synopsis). It's not as scary as it sounds if you remember that the editors and agents are just people who are looking for a good story. Keep your fingers crossed for my friends!

More tomorrow . . .

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi Emily

Sending best wishes to all

Glad you are having a great time

Rachel

Colleen Thompson said...

Have a wonderful time! I miss seeing you.

Teddyree said...

Sounds like you're having a very busy but fun time :-)

EmilyBryan said...

Hi Rachel, Colleen and Teddyree!

Thanks for posting. Yes, RT was cah-razy! And unfortunately my internet connection was so spotty it was worse than dial-up--if such a thing is possible! But I will be posting more about my week as I get pics downloaded!

I missed seeing you too, Colleen!