Friday, July 25, 2008

Pitch-Free In Frisco

It's that time of year again! Come Tuesday morning, I'm bound for the City By The Bay--which means that all you marauding thieves and hooligans should remember the starving pit bull behind my front door...and the strategically-placed land mines. If all else fails, my Karma will hunt you down and exact its price 'cuz, y'now, that's the way Karma works.

Anyway, I can't wait! First of all, it's 100 degrees in Southern California today, so I'm looking forward to literally CHILLING in San Francisco. (Note to self: pack a sweater and, um, perhaps a Parka, not to mention long underwear and mittens.)

Secondly, I'm stoked about going commando in the pitch department. That's right, I didn't cave! I don't care if I'm not getting all the bang for my buck that I can. I'm gonna enjoy this conference, dammit. So is my heart...and my nervous system...and my blood pressure.

On the other hand, one of my trusty CP's and fellow-conference goers claims that to make up for this indulgence, we must schmooze schmooze schmooze. I hate to break it to her that the same genes responsible for in-person pitching are the ones necessary for schmoozing. Oh, well. She'll find out soon enough.

I suck at schmoozing too!

But I don't care. I'm gonna have fun...and maybe even learn a thing or two. (Second note to self: late nights and alcohol do not mix well with early morning workshops.)

Uh-oh. Blogger has a scheduled time out (was it a bad blogger??) in four minutes. Better post quick!


Rene said...

I'm not pitching either. And I'm not really into schmoozing either. I'm hoping to get something out of the workshops and like you, escape the SoCal heat for a few days.

Jude said...

I am all for pitch-free conferences. I'll stick to email and snail mail queries.

Randy said...

Woo hoo! Comrades-in-arms! Let's start a club...a movement! The Anti-pitching brigade!