A January To-Do List for Authors, Part II

As promised, here is your first to-do for January.

Decide which writing conference you will travel to this year.

It might be an Agents & Editors Conference to pitch your novel. It might be Book Expo.
The point is to plan which major industry events you will attend.

You can probably find a writing conference that’s right for you at the website of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) https://www.awpwriter.org/wcc/overview.
There are so many conferences to choose from and you can’t do them all so survey the possibilities and pick the best ones for your career and budget this year.

Check the dates on your calendar.
Explore whether you can book an author event in that city while you’re there to help pay for the trip.
Budget for airfare, food, and lodging.
Can you volunteer there to defray the entry fee?
Is there another author who might want to go with you and split an exhibit fee?
Is there someone you could visit or stay with while you’re there? Boots on the ground who may produce a turnout for your author event as well?

Share with one another what industry conferences you’re planning to attend this year.

Come back tomorrow for your next to-do.

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