I attended my first chapter meeting on Saturday. It was so much fun!!
It was the Auckland Chapter of the New Zealand Romance Writers Guild. There were about twenty of us and we met at a tennis club in Mt Eden. A couple of the members chatted about their experience at the big RWA conference in Florida. It was so cool hearing what they got up to and who they spoke to.
After that we went around the room and shared where we up to in our writing. I shared my YA trilogy project and they all encouraged me to pitch at the Auckland conference in a couple of weeks. I'm really nervous, but so excited at the same time. I've managed to get it down to a two sentence pitch.
"A time traveling teenager, resigned to a life of servitude and secrecy, finds the courage to break a few rules when the boy she has fallen for wants to be with her. As more and more people find out about their secret affair the stakes get high and she must fight against the people closest to her in order to save the one she loves."
How does that sound?
Any advice is highly appreciated :)
I know the agents will ask more questions from there, but hopefully that hook will be enough to snag their interest.
I'm really looking forward to the conference and can't wait to report back on it.
I'm also really looking forward to my next chapter meeting. It was so fun being in a room with a bunch of other people who have the same dreams I do and actually get how hard writing can be. Making connections isn't as scary as I thought it would be and I can see the benefits of it.
I hope everyone has a great writing week.