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October 30, 2009

I pitched my novel to a publisher at the Muse Online writing conference

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I hope you all had the chance to attend the Muse Online writing conference.  It’s a free resource for writers of all kinds and includes numerous free handouts as well as real-time chats, assignments, forums for discussion and pretty much anything else that would be of interest to writers of all levels.

A new aspect of this year’s conference were the pitch sessions.  Writers registered in the conference could submit a 100 word pitch to the conference leader in the hopes of being lucky enough to secure a spot pitching live online to a real editor from one of the dozen or more participating publishers.

Luckily, I secured a spot with a publisher and pitched my adult suspense novel.  At the end of the pitch, they asked for a synopsis and the entire manuscript.

I was thrilled!

So I spent the next week meticulously revising, reformatting and tweaking my final draft until I felt it was at its best.  I submitted everything and now must wait 6-8 weeks to find out its fate.

For those of you who say you can’t attend a conference due to travel, expense of attending, can’t take time off or any other reason, this free online conference brings everything you could ever want right into your own home, on your time, at your computer.

Make sure to check it out for next year.  They are already gearing up for registrations for 2010, which begin in November.

http://www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com/registration.htm

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October 9, 2009

Muse online writing conference

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It’s that time of year again and writers everywhere are gearing up for the Muse Online writing conference.

I still can’t believe this conference is offered for FREE.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to join up for this year but I’ll try to post interesting information once the conference is over.  It runs all next week and I can’t wait to log on and meet agents, editors and fellow writers, all while compiling tons of new information.

Also, I got selected as one of the lucky writers who can pitch their novel to a publisher.  Of course I’m pitching my adult suspense novel.

Keeping fingers and toes crossed that it’s something they’ll be interested in reading.

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