I finally registered for the Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference in April. I managed to get time off from work to actually go, and if that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is. So, I filled out forms, and pressed send, and now, I’m going.
So, clearly, the first problem is underwear–
No, wait. That’s packing for a dance competition.
Fair enough. I won’t be spending all that much time upside-down at Pikes Peak. This is so complicated!
Aside from figuring out exactly what I’m going to wear, and exactly the right memorable, but non-freakish haircut, I’m working my way through the scenes I need to add to my novel revision. I have a neat, tidy checklist of the things my novel can’t live without. I’m typing in a couple of them, today, and I’m working on more, after I get done with that.
Odds of novel being actually, legitimately ready to go by the end of April?
Probably right around zero.
But I am getting closer. I have… a plan!
Naturally, I’m falling into that phase of revision where I’m sure that my novel sucks, and the best thing I could possibly do for it involves an acetylene torch and some marshmallows. Big marshmallows.
I’m hoping to slip back into the This is the greatest thing the human mind has ever conceived! stage before the conference. We’ll see.
So, my general game plan is to track down a few friends I know will be there, and then figure out the rest of my schedule.
Any other suggestions for me?