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HNS Conference Question: Blue Pen Cafe?

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HNS Conference Question: Blue Pen Cafe?

Post by hfwriter » Wed June 1st, 2011, 3:50 pm

Does anyone know how to sign up for the Blue Pen Cafe? When I registered for the conference I didn't see a place to join that workshop and I'd love to be part of it.

Also, got my agent/editor meeting assignments yesterday, and I'm *this* close to cancelling them b/c I am not where I thought I'd be with my manuscript. It's not polished at all and I don't feel ready to pitch it. Two more months? Yes. July 18 and 19? No.

Do the meetings HAVE to be pitch sessions or can they be more like author/agent introductions and a conversation about the book with a promise to query in two months?

I think I've read too much Ms. Snark and I'm getting nervous.

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Post by hfwriter » Wed June 1st, 2011, 4:11 pm

I think I'm going to cancel until I'm completely ready so that those time slots open up for other people who may have registered later than me.

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed June 1st, 2011, 9:42 pm

Regarding the Blue Pencil Cafe, all I know for sure is that I'm signed up to critique from 11-noon on Saturday. Ann Chamberlin, who is organizing this, emailed me that her plan was to have sign-up sheets at the registration desk. So unless there's been a change, you'll have a chance to sign up when you register.
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Post by Divia » Wed June 1st, 2011, 11:09 pm

Oh cool, you can bring stuff for ppl to critique?

hfwriter, I asked the same question last time. I thought my manuscript was ready, but it wasn't. I still went on my pitches. At that time it was two. One went very well, which I think was a lost opportunity. The other the lady pretty much told me YA historical fiction doesnt sell and thats not what she wanted.

It was good and bad. I like the experience. I think it will help me with my pitch this session.
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Post by hfwriter » Mon June 13th, 2011, 12:38 am

I just saw these responses, thanks you two!

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Post by Divia » Mon June 13th, 2011, 8:29 pm

This has just reminded me that I need to print something out to bring. I'm getting wicked nervous!
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