Time to get my blog moving again!
The above Conference proved to be invaluable to most of the 300-or so attendees. Agents and editors from New York and Los Angeles as well as Austin each had their 10 minutes of allotted time per participant fully occupied. Then there were panelists and presentations on communication, marketing, film, social media.
My own were: perceptive and successful NYC agent Susan Schulman who I’m lucky enough to be associated with; highly professional, warm, NYC agent Rita Rosenkranz whom I’d gotten to know at an earlier Conference and who taught me how to make a proper presentation to an agent; agent Ken Sherman from Los Angeles with his quirky sense of fun. Austin’s Carole Dawson, Renaissance woman who is a brilliant editor, writer and artist whom I’d met at an earlier Conference and who turned my book around, teaching me how to write “pop-up” or “show”, rather than “flat” or “tell.
Then Austin’s Jennifer Robelnalt showed me how “Hoot Suite” links up ALL social media accounts and how to create a professional Facebook page. Have to try to do this. There’s something I’m supposed to do with “badges” but am not sure what. Now I have to fill in some social media info so that it can all link up. Who has time to do all this PLUS get some desk time to write PLUS try to have a life too?
Great news is that I have three articles on the way drawn from my eventually-to-be-published one way or the other memoir TEA ON THE GREAT WALL. Also must add that the breakfast served at the Hyatt on Barton Spring Drive has the most delicious breakfast that I’ve had in the US. The croissants must be flown direct from Paris; the crust has the perfect degree of flakiness while the center has that sort of distinguishing elasticity.
Off to hoot at my suite.