I have a bit of a decision to make, once again. There is a Writer's Conference being held in New York. They have a Conference on the West coast as well but the one in New York has an added Self-Publishing piece that I would like to attend. The Self-Publishing conference is being held on Friday April 5th and costs about $300.
I can probably come up with the money to attend that section of the Conference and see if I can get a good enough deal on my flight to make the conference... or I can wait and see if they add a similar thing to the West coast conference. Checking now a round trip ticket would cost me about $500 then I have hotels and food and whatever, I do have a dear friend that lives in New York but I have not asked her because I am still unsure.
A trip to New York would be amazing but I am strapped for money and I certainly can use the money to pay off bills and plan for a New York trip next year. The West Coast conference is held in two places, Seattle and San Francisco. Two of my favorite cities and places that I can drive to, but also places that I have been and in San Francisco if I went to more than one day I would need to get a motel. In Seattle I have a sister that I could impose upon. But I am taking a chance that they don't add that bit to the West coast conferences.
Hmmm... something to think about.
In other news I have been reading The World Gambit to make sure that it is consistant. So far so good, but I noticed that in the first book I rushed it. Remember when we discussed rushing the middle to get to the end? That's what I did. There is an entire section in the middle that is in sore need of a re-write. In short... it's boring. Maybe it's just me because I know where the story is going and in my mind I want it to get there. Even when I read it I rush it. I wonder if I'm the right person to be reading it at this point. All I want to do is re-write it. It just sounds so lame to me. Don't get me wrong I love the story. I love my girls and to some extent I even love their parents. But I think I washed the story out in the middle.
I thought the same thing about Forever, Love but I was told by others that it wasnt washed out, there simply was nothing more that could be said about the situation. This one doesnt feel the same. So I'm going to continue without the re-write and stew on it. This is very frustrating for me because I really wanted to pitch this book soon. Now I'm not confident in it enough to do so.
There is an agent that is interested in fantasy sagas, like Fire and Ice. The World Gambit is like that. But I'm really thinking that it could do with some more character definition. Yes that is what it needs, it needs for the characters to become more defined. It needs more interaction and more intrigue. I hint at it and I have it in mind but I've been too lazy I think to actually take the time to write it down. It's time to change that.
So I've lots of work to do. I'll let you know if I decide to go to New York, Seattle or San Francisco.
Be good to each other.