Every time I embark on a business trip to a writers’ conference, I feel a sense of adventure. Who will I meet? What have they written? What new things will I learn while I am there? And, as I believe I have previously written on this blog, I have discovered many writers on these journeys who have ultimately become bestsellers.
Never, however have I been to the Romantic Times Writers’ Conference, which this year is being held in New Orleans. I am going tomorrow and I am really psyched at the thought of what I might discover.
One of the best things about my trip is that I will be spending time with many of my current clients, finding out what they are doing next and exploring new strategies with them. Interestingly, I will meet many clients in person for the first time simply because they live far from New York – and, as you know, I always love meeting new people.
I will also be meeting clients who are represented by my colleagues at DGLM, which I am very excited to do. As importantly, I will be meeting new potential clients, which is always exciting to me. The experience of discovering new talent is one of the biggest pleasures in our business.
Finally, I will be visiting a city I haven’t been to in many years – a city that has gone through enormous changes in that period of time. I am eager to see how New Orleans has been transformed and continues to move forward.
I would love to know what your writers’ conference experiences have been, so please do share them with me.