My next big assignment for my class is due July 28. The conference begins July 30. So my writing priorities, in order:
- Finish chapter 2
- Write pitches for conference
- Finish planning/outlining
The goal in an agent pitch at a conference is to get the agent to request the manuscript. It’s not a make-or-break thing though. Great writers can be lousy pitchers and vice versa. If you don’t get a request at the conference, then you just query — and 99%+ of agents are gotten through querying. The only benefit to meeting an agent at a conference is that you have a chance to make a face-to-face, personal connection. That’s awesome if you ultimately end up working together. If you don’t, it’s just networking. That face-to-face meeting, though, is not, in and of itself, going to get you an agent. It’s all about the writing!!