I am extremely jittery tonight. Every time I get on my computer, I am reminded that I will spend a day as an "unpublished author" among professionals who make a living in my dream land: The Writing World.
Let's face it, I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past eight years, and the last professional conference I went to, I was a shiny-faced, almost graduating fifth year college student trying desperately to get my career rolling...and it was in Landscape Architecture, not writing!
Just the thought of my inability to get a thought out of my mouth( as opposed to typing it concisely in black and white), sends me into a frenzy of self-doubt and yelling, "what the heck was I thinking??" in the back of my head!
It wouldn't be so bad if I was just going to sit in on some lectures and listen to great speakers...but I boldly signed up to talk to an editor and agent. Do I know what special writer's jargon I need? Honestly doubt it! All I can say is, I will try and look at this as a lesson in humility!
So, if you have ever had a dream where you walk into a classroom completely unprepared for a final, or had forgot that you signed up for the class UNTIL the final, you will have a snippit of an idea of how I feel right now!