Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Okay, Now I'm Nervous

"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?

Gulp...

5 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

LOL...you'll do fine!! It would be worse, don't you think, if no one showed up?

Dru said...

You'll do great! You have a lot of information to give and people attending will leave with more.

Liz said...

No worries! You will do great. It will really depend on where the attendees are at in their writing. Will they be there for craft (you) or a chat (the other author).

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Liza said...

You will do great Allie.