Happy Friday writer friends! I've had a rough week fighting off a nasty cold, so I am hugely grateful for the weekend. I hope your weeks have been better!
In writing news, I sent off five queries at year end and have gotten four responses - three rejections and a partial request. Boo rejections, yay partial! We'll see how it goes.
Also, I got some unexpected exciting news. My local writers association is having a spring conference, and they actually have a pretty sweet lineup. Chuck Sambuchino of the awesome Guide to Literary Agents blog is doing some workshops, and a couple agents are coming from New York. From reputable agencies I recognize! I have to say I'm kind of surprised that my city, which is medium-sized at best, has such cool folks coming.
And the really cool part is that you can get a 25 page manuscript critique from one of the agents, so I signed up. Totally stoked! I am really excited about getting an expert opinion, and know I'll get some great feedback on ways to improve my writing. I promise to share all the juicy details of my evisceration.
I mentioned a while back that I'm going to World Fantasy Convention this fall, so these two are probably going to more than eat up my budget. But I'm curious as to what conferences and conventions my blogging friends are thinking about going to this year. What are the most popular ones? Or what cool local stuff do you have going on? Do share!
P.S. Have a kick ass weekend :~)