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At the Conference ... Big News

I shall sit down and write about my trip, the conference, my hostess, all of it. But right now I'm stealing time from unpacking to share something even more wonderful.

I signed up for a 'round table.' These consisted of six to twelve writers submitting the first two pages of their books for critique. At mine, six others and I drew one agent and one editor. I got some excellent feedback, as I expected.

I didn't expect to be invited to submit, though. And I was! No, not by the agent. By the editor. Now I need to implement the recommended changes (I'm still too wordy) and learn how to write a query and a synopsis so I can do just that.

I figure I'll go to each chapter, review what it's about, and write that out. I think that's a synopsis. I'm depending on you to tell me if I'm right or if I'm wrong. And if I'm wrong, please clarify what a synopsis is.

One of the writers submitted a query letter. They told her it was a very good one. So I'm going to use that as a sample to write mine. And hope for the best.

My first book, my first conference, my first invitation. Now, I am aware it could also very well be my first rejection. But I am thrilled, just the same. It doesn't really take a lot to make me happy, especially where my writing is concerned.

The conference was informative, of course. And I met a lot of people writing the same stuff I am. That helped me feel less like I was alone in the woods. You know? I had a good time learning as much as I could. There were many more I'd like to have attended but I had to choose. Maybe next time, if there is a next time for me.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know I'm on a high right now, sparkles and all, which, unfortunately, I can't get to work. I WAS INVITED TO SUBMIT, YOU GUYS!


Wonderful news!! :D
Excellent news, Deanna :)