First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and New Year. Did you know Boise has a potato drop instead of a ball drop on New Year’s Eve?
It was fabulous. I can’t say what the potato was made out of that they suspended from the crane in front of the capitol building, but it was a great night.
I’m planning on working like crazy until March when I have the opportunity to go to a writing conference. I’m hoping to have the novel done to the point where I might be able to scout for an agent, or at least see if people might be interested in looking at it.
I really have no idea what it will be like, and I think I’m going to need to practice a pitch of some sort. I haven’t done the marketing part, and I’m super nervous about convincing people to believe in either me or the novel.
My thought is that I can always write alone, but if I have to try and convince other people that it is good I might run screaming for the hills. I don’t have the confidence to talk about my book with any sort of bravado.
I know I’ll have to act like I have confidence in my work, and I’m hoping that if I can tell myself often enough I might believe it by the time that I have to pitch my book to someone else.
Other than that, there really isn’t anything new in my life. I had a wonderful holiday season, gained a bit of weight, and watched too many episodes of Gilmore Girls.
Wish me luck on the next bout of editing!