I've already blogged about my worries (spilling water all over Chip MacGregor) and my goals (not spilling water all over Chip MacGregor.)
But what am I doing to do to assure I achieve my goals?
|This should help with one goal at least...|
Another thing I am doing is working like mad to make sure I have two completed manuscripts done by then. There is something about showing up with a finished, unpublished book that makes me feel like I will be getting the full experience. I have been to one day events in the past, but never with a finished, unpublished book.
I made agent and publisher appointments because I want to have that experience, but even if they did want the books (it's not like they don't have plenty to chose from!) I don't know that I would sell them. I'm kind of attached, and really, really want to have the first three Tillgiven books for sale by the New Year. (Oct 1, Nov. 1 and Jan. 1, respectively.) But it will take a lot of work to get there, with or without conference. (Side note: I hope to have Plain Jane 5, A Spoiled Rotten Murder done this winter as well.)
That said, I'm reminded suddenly that I only have FIFTEEN days from this moment to finish Tillgiven 2 before conference, so off I go to write! Next time I'm here, I'll be back from conference and can tell you all about it!