Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Write On Con - Day 2 Highlights

From Rise of The Planet of the Apes
I had a bit of a break down today. Somehow, with a combination of sixth sense/telepathy and an uncanny sense of smell, my husband knew I was at a loooow ebb and came home from work early. Took the kids to the pool and sent me off by myself. God bless that man.

I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's good, see it. I only have two things to say: Andy Serkis needs an Oscar or three and Tom Felton needs to stop playing bad guys. If you thought Draco was an ass, imagine Draco being mean to animals.

All this is a long winded way of saying, didn't get to delve into Write On Con as much as I wanted today. But the beauty of this conference is that it's always there. You can 'attend' by reading the post/transcript or watching the vlog. And the magic that happens in the forum is priceless.

I do have to give a special shout out to the Barbara Poelle/Holly Root agent panel. In addition to query/agent/writing gold that you've come to expect from the fab agents on Write On Con there was: Red Velvet Cake and chocolate pudding; martinis; leeches and aaaaardvarks. It was hard to explain to my kids why I was barking with laughter alone in my office. "Are you watching a good cartoon, mommy?" 

Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Also, there's a great vlog by agent Kate Testerman. She outlines the check list you must have ready before you query. CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF. You can't jump into the query fray until you have done everything on the list.

Tomorrow, when I catch up, I'm going to check out:

PLUS all the new stuff for tomorrow. I'm feeling faint. But in a good way. 


  1. Good for you for taking a minute (or a movie) for yourself! Write On Con has been awesome. I'm going to your link now...

  2. I agree - Serkis deserves a nomination at the very least. He made that movie.

  3. Thanks so much for all your sweet posts on my blog, and I'm glad you are enjoying WriteOnCon! I'm having a great time over there, too--although I got hit with a pretty good zinger today during one of the live events. Yikes, it's the first time an agent's words have actually gotten to me in a long time, but such is the business! Onward and upward, and thanks for the recommendation about Kate Testerman's vlog. I'm off to check it out as we speak! :)

  4. I agree with you about Andy. He was wonderful in that role. And I also agree about Tom Felton. He needs to shake it up a bit. Draco Malfoy and monkeys. Ugh.


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