Okay… so by now, I'm thinking you guys are aware of my Goddamn Deadline to have Pendomus ready for queryable status come Sept 3rd. Right? Right. *shifts eyes back and forth*
I've been making sooper-cool progress via way of my >>MINI Goddamn Deadlines<< and I'm actually ahead of schedule. As of today, I am done with chapters 1-19 (of 32, I THINK). If I can continue along this trend, I should be done by mid-August. Well, assuming the ending UNDO doesn't kill me, first. Could happen.
If all that wasn't enough to leave me terror stricken… there's this new thing…
Come the end of September, some of my CRITS gals are going to this conference thing called Moonlight & Magnolias down in Georgia. I absolutely thought nothing of it at first.
Good luck, have fun ladies. See ya when you get back. *waves*
It's a romance writer thing and I write science fiction. Sure, Pendomus has romantical-type elements, too…
Now, the CRIT gals have asked me to take a closer look at it.
Beyond the high comedy that would ensue upon meeting these ladies in person; it turns out some great agents, editors and speakers will be there.
Don't know why, but it scares the absolute bejeezus out of me.
Maybe it's where I am in my process? My inner perfectionist demon hasn't been satiated yet, so the idea of meeting agents in person is crazy-daunting. Maybe it's because I've never been to something like this before? Maybe it's just because I'm a big pansy. Yeah, that's probably it.
Then another part, the schizophrenic voice in the back of my head, tells me this is perfect timing. I'm going to be querying anyway. This could be an extension of it…
Plus, after years of travel drought, I've had the fortuitous timing of having gone to both Arizona and Colorado. Each one offering experiences I would need to attempt such a voyage on my own. *gulp*
Terror is a part of any great adventure, right? Things worth having don't come without a little fear…
So, here's where I am:
What are your thoughts?
Should I stay home where things are safe and cozy?
Should I go and [quite probably] make a fool of myself being the sci-fi freak at a romance gathering?