Yup, that's right - I finally made the legendary agent-shlep out from San Diego to NY!
I figure, well, I don't really have much energy to think of something super helpful to write, so I'll just let you in on exactly what happens on these trips:
Lots. And lots. Of meetings.
Over 30 in three days kind of meetings. And that's a lower number.
Between navigating the streets of NY while trying to ignore the wafting breeze of...port-a-potty (yes, NY smells like a port-a-potty in the summer), realizing I'm heading Uptown but oh, whoops, I need to be going Downtown...on the B subway...not R, wretchedly holding my skirt firmly at my sides as I'm blown by the gale-force winds that is the Penguin and Scholastic area, and making it just in time...to catch the sleeping receptionist, I had my hands quite full.
I had awkward meetings (blank stare across the table...so...what can we do for you??) some drinking meetings (ah...martinis count as book talks, right?) some incredibly laid-back meetings (yeah, that was me you saw whose skirt flew over her head) and some formal, traditional book-chat meetings.
I could really go on all day about it; I could especially go on all day about the conference that capped it all off (SCBWI NJ).
Instead, I will share some pictures:
My client, Jessica Souders, whose debut RENEGADE will release in Fall 2012, and me
My clients, Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo, whose debut, SIRENZ just released June 8th, and me
And shall open up the floor to all of you - any questions about my NY trip or the conference? Let me know what you want to know!
*questions posted on and before Friday, June 10th will be answered*