Thank you all for your input on conferences the past couple of days! I've learned quite a bit and now I don't feel so intimidated by the thought of going to a conference.
You've probably all realized my top reason for going to a conference is because I need an agent.
I know several of you blogging friends do not necessarily need agents because you write category romances. From what I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) most category romance publishers still accept unsolicited, unagented queries. Even so, I think eventually most published authors look for an agent, whether category writer or not.
As you know, most writing conferences allow participants the opportunity to schedule meetings with agents and editors. Here's what ACFW says about these appointments: The opportunity to have personal, fifteen minute appointments with editors and agents is a valuable highlight of the conference. These provide a great way to learn first-hand about the writing industry, to pitch your manuscript or work-in-progress, and to brainstorm ideas, get encouragement, and benefit from industry professionals.
So, one last writing conference question for the week: If you went to a conference and could pick any agent to meet with, who would it be and why?
My first choice would be Rachelle Gardner of Word Serve Literary because I really like her personality, her blog, and her faith. My second choice is Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. I've read her blog and interviews and she also demonstrates strong faith, a sweet personality, and hard-working spirit.
Your turn. Who's your dream agent and why?