You had me at..well, ok, no you didn't

There are a lot of ways to get an agent's attention at a writing conference. Here's another.


Anonymous said...

Just for the sake of sharing, I went to a conference. I was sitting idly waiting for a panel to start when the host (Big Name Editor) suddenly ask me who I am out of NOWHERE! I was lost in thought so I was startled (looked like a deer seeing the truck come at it I bet) and loudly said "No one!"
Dude -_-* ! Did I get a weird look... I'm soooo embarassed! I'm never going to that conference again!

Anonymous said...

Terrific. Another great blog to distract me from working.

Tyhitia Green said...

Cool, Miss Snark! I already read Pat's blog. She's great.

Dave Fragments said...

My Mother tells the story of when she and the other secretary at a big, big charity (you'd know if I named it), sent a letter to the Head Judge of the PA Court of COmmon Pleas to speak at the big convention and mispelled his name.

They phoned and apologized and he was greatly amused. (whew)

It happens.

Mindy Tarquini said...

It's okay, Pat. Someday, I'll tell my tales of nitwittery...

over a big pail of gin.

ORION said...

Miss Snark!
I will try to be worthy.
The gin's on me.

Kimber Li said...

Hey, I linked you too, Pat! Aren't you honored and ecstatic to be linked to The Star Captains' Daughter too????

Michael Carr - Veritas Literary said...

As the owner of an inn in Vermont, I sympathized with the agent in this story. I hate (HATE) dealing with those guests who simply don't understand how rude it is to party all night when everyone around them is hoping for a good night's sleep.

A good lesson from this anecdote is to simply be polite at all times and in all situations. You can't go wrong with that strategy.

ORION said...

I wasn't partying!
And I was polite!
I had pajamas on and EVERYTHING.
(The gin was hidden behind my back)

Michael Carr - Veritas Literary said...


LOL. Okay, I believe you. :)

The funny thing is that I linked to this article from my own blog before I saw your mea culpa. Or, in this case, the culpa of your sister. Belonging to a family of loud, louder, and loudest personality types, I know where you're coming from. Glad your story had a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I've got to have one of those t-shirts!

ORION said...

I'm going to have another T-shirt made that says,
"Nitwittery: The gift that keeps on giving."