Thursday, June 03, 2010

Pre-conference jitters...

WOW! Has it really been almost a month since I've blogged?! I promise I didn't disappear off the face of the earth. LOL. We've just had some major chaos going on down here in Oklahoma. And remember me griping about winter? I take it all back. We went from occasional 70's to high 90's. And my RA/Lupus did not go into hibernation with the warm weather. What a rip off! ;)

Good news...maybe? I was having a bad time of it last week, so hubby found a local job and doesn't have to travel anymore. But even with him helping out more, the housework/cooking thing seems to have increased tenfold. *sigh* Guess it's time to pull out more recipes. Especially with summer and the hubster being the grillmaster, I'll just center most of the meals around the grill...less cooking for me. Wahoo!

I really wished you guys lived closer so you could pop by our OKRWA mini-conference. We have Charles Greimsman, HQN and Silhouette Desire, and agent Lucienne Diver coming in for a 3 hour presentation and taking pitches. We'll have a meet and greet social at Merline Lovelace's house Friday night with the editor and agent. And Saturdays schedule includes a continental breakfast, workshops presented by Merline Lovelace and Margaret Daley, lunch and time set aside for pitches.

And even though it's not my first rodeo, I'm still nervous. Ugh. But at least I'm prepared and nailed down which story I'll pitch. Now if I can get the family to stop hovering and let me write!

What do you think...

August Carter’s dream has been the same every night for over a week: a child’s dirty, blood-crusted hand reaching for her, his pleading whispers for help digging into her heart. August knows a child will die if she doesn’t find him, but she’ll have to trust the one man who destroyed her heart, her family, and her life.

Sheriff Levi Colbert has never believed in superstitions but he can’t ignore his dreams, especially the one of a young, desperate woman begging for his help to find her missing family. He’ll risk everything when the beautiful dark-eyed August shows up claiming to have had a dream, and the life of another child depends on his investigative skills. Sparks will fly as August and Levi battle not only time, but each other, to find the child before the dreams stop.

14 comments:

Diane said...

Wooooooo hoooooooo! Looks great!

Terri Tiffany said...

Love it! Lots of conflict and intrigue!! I hope you do well:) ANd yay that your hubby can work closer to home!

Stephanie said...

How fun!! I had such a blast at the conference I went to back in March!

The blurb sounds awesome!!!! Good luck!!

PatriciaW said...

Interesting, Chelle. My cautions would be (1) don't start with a dream sequence; (2) make the story about finding the family, not about the dreams occurring (action vs. passive); and (3) change "that" to "who" in your blurb. (...the one man who destroyed...)

Good luck at your conference!

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks so much for your support guys!! Jitters have calmed a bit...just trying to decide what food to take for our meet and greet.

Chelle Sandell said...

{{Patricia}} Thanks sweetie! Appreciate your help!

R.M.Gilbert said...

Thrilled for you Chelle. You'll do just fine. Prayers that your body stays strong and the pitch is a success. (((hugs)))

One thing to keep the pitch active. Versus saying "sparks will fly" maybe go with "sparks are gonna fly"--if you're talking because it might sound more natural. Or "Sparks fly"--to keep it active, if it's a written pitch.

Best of luck! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

It's fantastic and you're going to do GREAT!

Harper said...

Looks fantastic, Chelle! And I love, love, love your character names. Seriously!

Chelle Sandell said...

You girls are my rock!! Love ya! I actually feel pretty positive about this one. :) I've made the changes and will print this out to study and take with me.

Chicki said...

I'm glad to hear that Kris will be around now.

All of the the ladies' comments above are on point. You're going to slay them, girl!

Liz Fichera said...

Intriguing pitch!

K.M. Weiland said...

Sounds like a fun conference! And your pitch grabbed my attention. The image of the child's bloody handy is particularly arresting.

prashant said...

Love it! Lots of conflict and intrigue!!
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