I came so close to pushing the button to sign up. Then a few things came to mind. Number one being where will I get the money? In June, I'm taking the family on a beach vacation and then in July I'm going to the National conference in New York.
Sure I have a credit card, but I've been working hard to pay it off, and this would get me back to ground zero (the opposite side actually). So I started thinking about the pros and cons about going to the conference and came up with a list. The first question is worth two points, all else is one point.
Do you have the money?
Vacation time available at day job or/and babysitter for that time?
Is there an agent you want an appointment with or network with?
Is there an editor you want an appointment with or network with?
Are you presenting a workshop?
Are you on an author panel?
Are you giving a speech?
Do you have a new or current paperback book for the signing?
Do you have a way to sell e-books at the signing?
Is one of your books a finalist in their contest?
Are you up for an award? (Industry, member, etc.)
If you answered 7 or more no, then you should save your money. If you answered yes to 7 or more, then go for it!
Of course, if you have the money and you want to go no matter the number of questions answered with a NO, I say go and have fun! Be sure to put pictures on Facebook, so I can live vicariously through you.
What would you add to the list?
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