WDC Weekend: Friday Morning

… And so we find ourselves at the inaugural post of the Writer’s Digest Conference Weekend 2013. It is currently 7:42 AM. I’ve got my clothes for today hanging off the ladder for my loft bed behind me, my camera resting just beside my right hand as I type this, and a whole heck of a lot of luggage hanging out somewhere back in the recesses of my room.

Inside I am freaking. out. Outside I look like this:

Snapshot_20130405Please excuse the random lamp in my hand. Webcam is being finicky.

I wasn’t planning on getting up until 8:00, because that’s my usual time for Fridays, I was up past midnight not being able to sleep, and I wanted to get a good night’s rest in before leaving for the conference–but alas: I’m awake already. And although I am TIRED, I am not sleepy. Oops? I guess this gives me more time for all my last minute packing, though. Which is always good since I am the Eternal Forgetter of Everything. (Last WDC I forgot to pack my shoes. THAT was a fun realization when we got to New York.)

So, while I’m here, yawning and angsting at myself for being awake this early, here’s a quick overview of how the weekend’s going to work:

  • Sessions for the conference begin this evening. I’ll probably do a post about what’s up sometime tonight.
  • We have sessions all day tomorrow, culminating in the Pitch Slam (in which Mel and I get to have the funnest of funs by pitching our novels to Real Live Literary Agents for two hours straight while trying not to have simultaneous heart attacks). Then tomorrow night we get some free time to go explore the city (and by “explore the city” I mean “eat good food” and “watch a good musical” and “maybe shop a little because I am an obsessive shopper who shall be in New York City”), and yeah. I will definitely be blogging at least once throughout the day, probably more.
  • Sunday we have sessions in the morning, and then a little more time to go be tourists, and then it’s back to good ol’ U of M for me and good ol’ Other Cool Places for Mom and Mel. I’ll probably update you a couple times throughout the day, and be read for a WDC recap for the end of Sunday.

… And now, I’m off to attempt to stop my bangs from standing straight up like I’m in a cheesy cartoon. Talk to you soon!




12 thoughts on “WDC Weekend: Friday Morning

  1. I’m sure you’re having a blast right now–I’m still in waiting in nervous anticipation. I’m trying to plan out tomorrow’s outfit. What are your fashion tips for a writing conference?


    • Ahhh, I’m so excited for you to come tomorrow! The conference is “business casual,” which basically means that you can wear anything that isn’t suggestive or offensive. Today I wore dark-wash jeans, combat boots, a Camp NaNoWriMo t-shirt, a blazer, and a funky scarf. Tomorrow I’m wearing a jumper with tights and kitten heels. Sunday I’m wearing another dress, with tights and my combat boots. In previous years, I’ve gone around in nothing more than jeans and a t-shirt with a nice sweater, and I didn’t look out of place at all. The most important thing is just to look like yourself and to be comfortable–to wear something you can be confident in. 🙂 Good luck!


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