I’ve read that aspiring writers should go to writers’ conferences. Austin has this agent conference coming up. Now, if I could get an agent and sell a novel, the advance might be, oh, let’s be wild optimists, $5,000. Something like 15% goes to the agent.
How much is that conference? $439. Plus $50 if you want a professional to critique your synopsis and query. Plus $50 for a prep-your query workshop. Plus $35 if you want to attend the luncheon with a keynote speaker.
Whether or not such events are useful are beside the point since I don’t have $439. Not to mention I’d have to take the kiddo with me–which is probably frowned upon. No matter what people say about equal opportunities for women, they still don’t want you to bring the kid.
But would you go? Do you think these things are worth saving up for (there’s always next year!)?