Since one of our goals here at the Christian Communicators blog is to help you in your search for publication, we need to talk about writing conferences. After all, I made many mistakes when I first started. Thankfully I was given the opportunity to repair the damage I’d done, but not everyone gets a second chance. Don’t waste your opportunity.
Some of my favorite conferences are already over and some are coming up in the next few weeks and months. But whether you’re preparing for your experience or remembering back on it, I hope you won’t regret your actions.
This little video was produced a few years ago by my friends at CLASS Christian Writers Conference (CLASSeminars.org) and I just have to share it with you today. Here’s “How NOT to Get Published…”
I know this is funny and we’ve all had a good laugh over it, but believe it or not, I’m guilty. I could be the clueless character, the weirdo, in this film. Yep, I actually said, “I know you don’t publish children’s fiction right now, but I bet you’ll want to after you read my manuscript” to an editor who published only adult non-fiction.
I’ve also had a few of these examples happen to me, and I’m not even an acquisitions editor!
Don’t waste your first impression. Don’t thwart your dreams of publication because of your misplaced enthusiasm. Use your manners, show common sense, and look for opportunities to serve.
The difference between a published writer and an unpublished one isn’t always about the writing. After all, nobody wants to work with a weirdo. 🙂
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15
Your former-weirdo friend,