It’s that time again! Yes, the annual conference.
For my own sanity, I’m making another list of things that I’ll need in order to be completely prepared so let’s see if I can gather everything!
Every year my goal is to update the portfolio. I ALWAYS try to make some FANTASTIC piece each year right before the conference.
This year? Well I’ve made quite a few new pieces that I deem portfolio worthy, but are they really enough? I don’t think I’ll ever know…
Two Manuscripts for Official Review
That’s right, I have TWO manuscript critiques this year. I’ll also be bringing two more for walk in critiques so I want to make sure all four manuscripts are the best they can be.
Completed Book Dummy
This year I want to bring the completed Remember Me Emily book dummy. I tried to do this last year with Hello Robot, but I’m afraid Hello Robot wont work quite yet so I didn’t get to bring a dummy last year. I will this year though!
My Handy Dandy Notebook (or sketchbook)
Yep, this is actually one of the most important item to bring! This is where I take all my notes the critiquers give me and the information on the panels. I have to make sure I’ve got a fresh one, easy to carry (small) and flexible so I can abuse it haha.
New Postcards and Business Cards?
Last year I really liked my digital bee that I made. However, I’ve been creating a lot of water color pieces this year so I think I need to use a watercolor image. Should I create new ones or use ones I already have? Hmm… maybe one of these will work.
And Finally, My “Professional” Self
Okay ignore that picture. That is NOT professional AT ALL.
Anyway, some nice semi informal clothing seems to be the trend at these conferences so cardigan, black jeans, small cute boots, clean shirt. That seems to work every time!
Pretty sure I need to bring more things but here are the most important, well these and a positive attitude.
Oh yeah and a side note, I’ve started doing reviews again yay! Time to get to posting on this blog again for my own research and lists.