Instead, this weekend, I will venture far, far outside my comfort zone - I'm attending the Missouri Missouri Writers' Guild Conference.
Thanks to all of the positive comments from a previous post about the angst I felt about attending, I have put on my big girl panties and plan on having a wonderful time!
Among the activities I'm participating in is one that has me quaking in my Crocs - I'm going to pitch a book idea to a publisher.
I'm focusing my efforts on Blank Slate Press, a late addition to the list of available agents and publishers.
Don't you love that name? Since I've never attempted anything as big as writing an entire novel, I AM, in fact, starting from a blank slate. Blank Slate Press seems an appropriate place to start from. From what I read on their web site, they are interested in new, unpublished writers from the St. Louis area. They are willing to nurture a writer along the journey from start to finish - from idea inception to publication.
Sounds like they would be a good fit for me. Now I just have to convince them of that fact.
Not knowing how to pitch a story, I relied on my stellar Google search skills, and came up with this handy link:
How to Pitch Your Book at a Writing Conference
I'm doing my prep work now, and hope to be ready to shine when my time comes.
I hope I get to see some of my fellow bloggers and writers' guild members there!
I'll be back to blogging after I return home and have time to reflect on all that I've learned.