Karaoke anyone?

I’ve mentioned before that I’m going to my first writer’s conference soon (one more week, YAY!!). The Silken Sands Conference is being held at the beach. Which means that I will be seen, in public, in a bathing suit. As if this is not enough to have a woman panicking, I will also be pitching to an editor and an agent. But this morning I received an email that makes all the other stuff seem like child’s play. There will be KARAOKE!!!

I have more than one reason to fear the stage:

  1. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it.
  2. This will be taking place in front of agents, editors, and authors.
  3. The ladies in the GCC are a little nutty (okay, they’re fun-loving, crazy chicas, which is why I love them), and I’m certain that if I do get the courage to get on that stage, there will be a video.

The list goes on, but you get the point. I will probably have an ulser by the time that I get home.

Then again, these are authors we are talking about, not professional singers. Maybe it will be fun. I know that I’ll enjoy watching the others getting up there and blowing off some steam (especially a certain one, I wonder if her cast will be off by then?).

Okay, it won’t be that bad (hopefully). I’ll watch them and by the end of the evening, I’ll be up there having a blast. If I make a fool out of myself, I’ll even post the video here.

Any suggestions on what song I should try to sing?

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Published in: on March 11, 2010 at 3:20 AM  Comments (7)  
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Gray hair, really?!?

Preparing for the Silken Sands Writer’s Conference next month means that I have a lot of getting ready to do. I have to get my pitch perfected, read over my manuscript yet again, and decide what clothes I am taking with me (including a swimsuit *EEEK* due to the fact that it will be held at Pensacola Beach).

I was discussing going shopping for a new wardrobe with a friend of mine when she asks, “Are you going to get your hair dyed before then? I see a few grays.”

“What?!?” I exclaimed, rushing to the mirror. Sure enough, several strands of gray were poking through my brown locks. To those of you who are proud of your gray, I commend you. I, however, think that I am too young to show these signs of wisdom. If they had been the beautiful highlights of white that I see on some lovely women of age, I would not have been so concerned. These were sticking out, mockingly, from various places throughout my hair.

As if I didn’t have enough on my mind to make me nervous! This is my first conference and being a novice is a nerve wracking experience. I have battled with myself over whether or not to even go to this event. Finally, I paid the fees and due to the economy was determined not to let the money go to waste. Now, that being said, I rushed to my phone and made an appointment with my favorite stylist. Whew, no gray will be seen after today.

Now I only have the minor worries of my pitch being perfected, my manuscript edited, and my wardrobe professional yet still show my individual style. No worries, right? *tear*

Any suggestions to calm my nerves would be greatly appreciated.

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM  Comments (3)  
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