STATUS: In a hurry since I need to be at RMFW in 40 minutes.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? 3 AM by Matchbox Twenty
I have to admit that I have some anxiety over my upcoming first session of the conference.
I’m doing a read & critique for eight or nine brave souls.
Obviously I don’t know how this one will turn out because it hasn’t happened yet but when I’ve done these sessions at past conferences, most of the submissions really aren’t quite ready yet to be under the brutal agent eye. They could use a tough but supportive critique group first.
I bet you didn’t think agents could get nervous but it’s really a fine balance to strike that right note of being honest yet encouraging for aspiring writers. I’m tough so I’ll get through it but …
I do have to express admiration for the writers who are willing to go under the gun so to speak. It’s not easy being critiqued in a public venue. However, professional writers need tough skins and this is one way to do it.
I’m off. Happy weekend.