I thought National was going to stress free this year. I inadvertently missed getting an appointment. Well, when Southern Magic's wonderful president, Carla Swafford, forwarded a message that there had been appointment cancellations, I immediately fired off an email. I really thought it was too late in the afternoon, but I received a reply that afternoon. I now have two appointments--one agent and one editor. Which means I now have to write a pitch.
Different people have different reasons for going to National. Some to meet their agent and/or editor. Some to see friends. Some to network in hopes of finding an opportunity to snag an editor or agent. Maybe to even meet a famous author they admire. Or for the inspiration of all that creative energy in one place.
So, what's your purpose in going to National? Or if you're not going, why?