So I'm going to a conference in October. It's only about four hours from me, so it's not something I have to make major travel plans for. I do, however, like to over analyze and be sure that I will have absolutely everything I could possibly need during the conference.
Hotel -- check! I would always recommend staying in the hotel where the conference is being held. I made my reservation months ago to be sure I'd have a spot.
Transportation -- check! Has car, will drive! The benefit of going to a conference rather close to home.
I also ordered a new tote bag for my netbook and conference materials. The last tote I bought for a conference has been used so much day-by-day that I'm holding my breath for the strap to snap in half. I ordered a Nine West Hobo that is big enough for all my stuff...I can't wait to get it!
The biggest and scariest thing I have to plan for is my pitch session. Yes, I'm taking the plunge and meeting with an agent to pitch her my book. AAAAAAAAA!!!! (That was from excitement and nerves. Sorry. lol)
It took all of that for me to say this...over the next few weeks I'm going to be doing posts about pitching to an agent. Everything that I learn, I'm going to pass on to all of you. So if anyone out there has a pitch session coming up soon, well, you'll have lots of resources right here!
Now I want to know -- What kind of things do you do to prepare for a conference?
I make lists. Packing lists, to-do lists, shopping lists, lists of lists. And I make them over and over to settle my nerves.