In May, I’m going to the RT Convention. It’ll be my first convention ever! It’s actually somewhat intimidating and terrifying. I have hard time getting excited about things until it’s closer to actually happening. Past experience leaves me to believe that a lot of times, plans fall apart, things change, and you either have to adapt or figure something else out.
I know, I know. I’m a pessimist. I’m working on it.
Anyway, the itinerary for the convention is insane, and I’ve just realized that I should probably start figuring out which seminars and panels I want to attend. Sure, I get to meet a lot of people from online, and I’m insanely stoked about that, but I’m also excited to get the opportunity to learn more about my craft.
So, now, looking at the itinerary I’m just wondering:
HOW DO I CHOOSE?!
There are so many great panels going on. And of course several of the ones I want to take coincide with several other ones I want to take! So what do I do?!
I’m just curious, for those of you who have gone to conferences in the past, how do you plan, plot, and figure out which panels to take and which ones to save till next time. Seriously, planning a novel seems easier to me.
However! In my endeavor to be more optimistic, let me say that I know, whatever panels I’m able to attend, are going to be awesome! There should be a way for writers to be in two places at once–outside of the stories we create.