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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dream Editor...

In more ways than one...

This past weekend, I attended my writing chapter's writing conference. When I say I attended, I mean that I was at the hotel where it was being held. And instead of attending the main presentation by Michael Hauge, I manned the agent/editor appointment "desk" all day, keeping the appointments flowing and on time. The chapter brought in two agents and two editors for conference attendees to pitch their books to. I was able to meet them all and chat with them off and on all day.

One of the editors was Adam Wilson from Mira Books/Harlequin Teen. Poor guy was under the weather this weekend and had to deal with a flow of crazy women all day Saturday, plus crazy Texas weather, including snow! I tried to make sure he had everything he needed--hot tea, coffee, water, food...whatever. He was quite nice and such a cutie. The picture he sent for our chapter's web site looked nothing like him, so when I came face to face with the current look of Adam Wilson, well, I was smitten. Auburn hair and facial scruff. Um, yum!

I got to talk with him Sunday morning a bit about Harlequin's teen line, so that was a treat. So if I ever decide to write a stinkin' young adult historical, I know where I'm sending it!

But I'm bummed 'cause my good friend Marty had beers in the hotel bar with Adam and she didn't call me and I missed a chance for a little more face time with Adam. Ah, well... ;)

Aside from that, I got some writing and revising done, which was very nice, too.


mtnchild said...

I'm so glad you had a chance to get away, even if it was only for a couple of days. Did you stay at the hotel, or did you drive back and forth.

YOU would have had a drink? just to chat with "Adam" ... LOL

Jen FitzGerald said...

Well, I'd already had a margarita during happy hour earlier! But yes, I would have had another drink if necessary to talk with Adam...but I could have a soda as it wasn't the alcohol I was after, and, yes, I stayed at the hotel.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Glad you had fun, Jen. I manned the appointment desk at the last one. Nice to NOT be stressed out at one of those for a change, right? :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

To be honest, I've never taken an appointment. But what I'm thinking is if you man the "desk" and take the last appointment of the day, then you've already been interacting with them all day and have maybe broken that barrier. Don't know if it'll work or not, but that's my plan for next time!

Regina Richards said...

The appointments went really smoothly. You did a great job.

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