No, I didn’t go. But I’m still on the list.
A couple of weeks later I got a patronizing follow-up letter wherein the hostess graciously thanked authors with unfinished works for getting out of the way of authors with finished works to pitch, and told them she’d done them an enormous favor by stopping them from making an unprofessional, career-haunting mistake.
She then went on to explain again ‘how the conference works’ and how everybody pitches in. She ended with a call for volunteers, stating that the one benefit of volunteering was that you’d ‘have a better time than anybody else’.
Oh, and she has a new LJ account. ‘awritersweekend’ now.
But that was weeks ago.
I’ve just now recieved this email:
We’re pleased to announce the first annual ScarletMuse: Northwest Erotic
Writers’ Workshop. The event will take place at a spectacular, private
location in Seattle on Sunday, October 22, 2006 and will feature editors and
authors from large and small publishers.
It’s followed up by a list of the Guests of Honor, and enticement to register early before all the seats are taken!
The poll on the journal asking if this was a good idea a few days ago had three voters.
Oh hey, and she’s also got a couple of complaints about how all the work she does isn’t taken seriously.
This is me going back to my outline. Yes. Yes indeed. I shouldn’t be wasting my time gawking. I’m being strong!