I’ll be headed to my first writers conference in seven days.
I am attending the DFW Writers Conference.
I’m a little freaked out.
I need a zen place.
I am not ready. I am so not ready.
I don’t know what clothes to wear. Do I have to get my nails done? I think it’s been fifteen years since I’ve had my nails done. My book proposal is a mess, and don’t even get me started on my manuscript.
Everything is unfinished.
It’s all a good start. But I’m terrified it’s not enough.
I am woefully inadequate, and the odds are not in my favor.
Everyone assures me that conferences are worth it. I pray they’re all right.
And I’m going to pitch anyway.
I’m going to try anyway. I would be murdering a dreamer if I don’t.
Statistically, this time will fail. That has to be okay. I have to be okay with failing. The half gallon of ice cream is already waiting for me in the freezer, and I’ve already picked the next goal: #PitchWars on Twitter August 17, 2015.
I have an indie release with Blazing Indie Collective and their Falling in Deep Collection on August 4, 2015. Releasing with these brilliant, business minded authors has been a crash course of learning. I’ve made over fifty connections. They’re always ready to give advice. Cold Water Bridegroom is my debut. I’m pretty stinking proud of it. (:
I found a new platform – actually, Bethany Jett of SeriousWriter.com tried it, posted in Jon Acuff‘s 30 Days of Hustle group, and I grew curious. Several members use the mobile app, and it has been great fun. It’s a lot like people watching, but more specific and a lot more interactive than Youtube.
On this Monday, June 1, 2015, I’ve decided to give Periscope a try – for the first time… EVER. I’ll look like a dork, but why not?
Over the next week, I’ll decide on the best daily time to Periscope, and I will try to stick to that time from there forward. I’ll let you know when I know.
Periscope uses Twitter handles, so find me – @msbbrumley
Today begins 30 days of a daily #MamaWriteLife Periscope broadcast.
Next month, via Periscope, I’ll be counting down to my first ever writer’s conference, and everything I will be doing to plan for a pitch session.
Invariably, we love platform. We’re writers. We have the audacity to believe that we have something to say. So here we are: saying it. And with Periscope, I can say it and read commentary – and answer what you say or ask.