When I signed up for the conference not this weekend but NEXT weekend, I really thought I had all the time in the world. Months and months and months. I was nervous about the idea of a verbal pitch, but figured that was mostly because I hadn't even written my query letter yet. Well now I have. And the conference is in less than two weeks... (how did that happen?!) and one minute I'm pumped, the next minute I'm filled with regret for signing up. Sure agents are just people. But they're important people. The gatekeepers. So I'm still terrified.
After I catch up on the more pressing photo session edits, I'm going to really sit down and research the agent I'm pitching to, read a book in my genre by one of her clients, and figure out what exactly happens in this ten minute time slot. I'm hoping it will make me go into it more confident, but I'm horrible at job interviews (I literally get so nervous I say things that aren't true... not with the intention of lying, I just talk and talk until what I'm saying is no longer accurate. It's sad, really), so hopefully it will feel nothing like that.
Have you done a verbal pitch to an agent? Are you planning to soon? Advice?
And I must give big thanks to Deana Barnhart for sharing some of her resources to help me be better prepared! *UPDATE - GO TO DEANA'S BLOG TO SEE HER BIG NEWS!!!