This weekend is the sixth annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference in Virginia Beach, and I have two agent appointments. In ten minutes, I am supposed to create so much interest in my novel that at least one of them asks me to send her a partial manuscript as a requested submission. How do I do that? There are so many sources of advice – in books, on websites, at conferences like this one – to whom do I listen?
As it turns out, one of the two agents is giving a talk on Thursday night called “How to Nail Your Ten-minute Agent Pitch.” I hadn’t planned on going Thursday night since I live an hour-plus away and the traffic is certain to be horrible, but I can’t resist one more source, especially this one!
Then I will stay up all night re-working my pitch and show up for my appointments looking haggard. Won’t that be impressive? Wish me luck!