Monday, July 28, 2008

Chomp Chomp!


I survived the wilds of Florida.
Here's the desk clerk at the hotel.
No kidding.

On the other hand, it could have been a LOT worse.


And here's a little update on why I'm glad I went.

18 comments:

ChrisEldin said...

Welcome back!!
:-)

Sean Ferrell said...

If I know you, you had that desk clerk turned into shoes and a matching handbag (in which you keep the hands of ungrateful clients).

Julie Weathers said...

Oh, my.

Glad you got away for a bit, but I'm not sure about that desk clerk.

Jessica said...

Yep, that's Florida. I live here and your pic is no surprise.
lol, hope you had fun.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

I'd be really interested to know what you told unagented authors about ebooks and such, (ya know, contracts and the minions of the devil that reside therein)... would you? could you?

As for the picture... I knew my mother-in-law retired to Florida, but I didn't know she'd gotten into modeling... hmmm

Haste yee back ;-)

Carla said...

Did you take your assistant to Florida? Did said assistant return? I'm worried about how Miss Snake and that desk clerk got along.

Janet Reid said...

No, the snake stayed home reading query letters. Given the travel was a nightmare, a wise choice.

Just_Me said...

You know, I have a delicious recipe for alligator.... let me go look it up for you real quick :o)

They taste great with tartar sauce. :o)

Steve Stubbs said...

Man, does that desk clerk ever get around. I saw him at a hotel in Orange County the last time I was there. Fortunately I had some fish in my travel bag.

That other story you posted about vacationers in Siberia reads like more than one literary agent could bear.

Julia said...

Stephen Colbert is right about them bears.

Lynne said...

Gator looks happy. Bear looked happy.
I'm inclined to think if one is in bear country, it's like walking into a restaurant. The menu identifies
'Humans!' as an aperitif.

Cathy in AK said...

Gators give me the heebie-jeebies. I'd rather have bears in the yard, thank you.

Julie Weathers said...

YES!

Just looked at the addition.

I have really been wondering about the Surrey conference. Not about going, but the whole pitch process just seems bad. I can't imagine how agents even stay civil after listening one one nervous author after another.

KC asked me what I had to lose by pitching. My response, "My pride, my dignity...my lunch."

This restored my faith in the process. Having said that, I don't have any delusions about finding an agent at the conference, but I think the workshops and panels will help me get there.

Congratulations on finding a new client and forgiving Delta.

Michele said...

I am thrilled to have found you too... I am writing and editing like the wind...

Julie Weathers said...

Michele, extreme congratulations to you.

Susan Adrian said...

Julie:
[I don't have any delusions about finding an agent at the conference]

Don't go in with that attitude! Go in with hope, determination, and confidence...and you never know what will happen.

And the Surrey pitches aren't bad at all. At least from the author's perspective. :)

Julie Weathers said...
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Julie Weathers said...

Julie:
[I don't have any delusions about finding an agent at the conference]

Don't go in with that attitude! Go in with hope, determination, and confidence...and you never know what will happen.

And the Surrey pitches aren't bad at all. At least from the author's perspective. :)

Susan,

I know this sounds egotistical, but I do think I'll find an agent for the wip with no name.

I just don't have thoughts of them coming from Surrey. I fully expect to have the presentation material shining like an old maid with a secret when I get done, though.

At the risk of sounding like a suck up, the workshops are a big draw for me.

Looking forward to meeting you up there.

Julie