"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it." ~Elizabeth Drew
I mentioned yesterday that I'll be presenting a workshop at the CTRWA's Fiction Fest 2009 Conference in May - I had agreed to do one after one of the officers sent out a plea back in January. And if you read yesterday's blog post, you know I rarely turn down a chance at promotion or networking).
Anyway, I finally saw the offical schedule for the conference - and now I'm nervous. See, most conferences I've been to (not that many, but still) have a variety of workshops to choose from each session. You know, like 3 or 4 at least. I was even a little worried that no one would come to mine (it's called "Cutting Deadwood: Tightening and Trimming Your Writing").
Now I find out that there are 4 separate sessions, and only 2 workshops each session. Yikes! That means that everyone who goes will be choosing between mine and only one other "(The Author/Agent Relationship"). These two are during the last session of the day, so I suppose a few people might skip out early. And the other workshop is being given by a NY Times best-selling author and her agent, so I'd think that's a pretty big draw. But what if a few people stick around and decide to give mine a try?