Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Final Countdown...

So we're now under two weeks until final blast off to nationals. And I would say my panic meter is registering a bout of mid-level turbulence.

I discovered today, that in my excitement over getting my editor and agent appointments, that I failed to notice they're scheduled for theexact same time. Which would be perfectly fine if I had the multiple personality disorder my talking to myself sometimes implies, but I don't, so there's a problem. I've emailed to find out what I can do.

In the meantime, I've been reading up on pitching. I found Diana Peterfund's lesson at Romance Diva's to be really helpful! Only now I need to work on a backup pitch. Argh...

So for those of you going to nationals... Am I the only one not ready? Or is you dashing around like a nut too?

April

13 comments:

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Take deep breaths and try not to panic... (yep, that's easy for me to say!).

I'm sure something will work itself out with the double appointments.

Good luck, and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Sue :-)

Stephanie Bose said...

Good luck with the pitches! Don't stress -- they're not so bad, honest!

Can't wait to see you at Nationals :)

Stephanie

Stacy Dawn said...

Yikes. Hopefully they can get them organized for you.

And whatever you do BREATH!

Michelle said...

I am in complete denial of what's happening. Anyway, hope to see you there!

Lyn Cash said...

*wry grin* This will work out. You still have time to get this resolved.

I hauled out the luggage yesterday only to find that all of my clothes won't fit in the one Samsonite I planned on using for JUST clothes - lol. Already have the duffle packed with presents for roommates, bookmarks, business cards, extra shoes, and toiletries. *sigh* No. I'm not looking forward to it at all - lol.

Hope to see you there!

Shelli Stevens said...

How did they not catch on that they booked you at the same time!? That's bizarre. I hope it works out. I had to cancel my agent because it conflicted with the PI party. Ah well.

Aren't you excited!?

Larissa said...

I'm going! And in a total panic...

mary beth said...

Food luck with the pitches. Remember, the editors WANT you to send them your story. They're looking for something and someone they can add to their lists. Have fun!

mary beth said...

Good luck with the pitches. Remember, the editors WANT you to send them your story. They're looking for something and someone they can add to their lists. Have fun!

Karen Erickson said...

Good luck April! Your schedule will work itself out, I'm sure. I'm so jealous you're going! You're going to have a great time.

Sarah L. Castleberry said...

Two weeks is a LONG time - you can do it! :) It feels fast now, I bet next week will DRAG by as your anticipation grows! :)

Best of luck! I won't be there this year, either!

Julie S said...

Wah! I want to go to Nationals! :-(

But I have a feeling you'll kick butt on your pitches. So don't stress out too much!

April said...

What would I do without all of you? Deep breaths... Let's hope I don't hyperventalate :-)

Thanks for all the encouragement. I'm more excited than I am scared. I think... :-)