The Catholic Writers Conference Live is in just a couple of weeks!
I've been working off and on the past few days getting things ready. I've packed my books, business cards and clothes. I've filled a binder with all my lecture notes and handouts. (I love page protectors for this). I've put important phone numbers in my cell phone. I've written out my schedule of panels, presentations, booth volunteer time and books signings and interviews.
On the home front, I've printed out my flight information and made daily checklists for the kids. If they follow it and Rob does the rest, I might come home to a clean house and minimal laundry!
The only thing I didn't prepare, much to my regret, is a book to pitch; however, I have a couple of concepts to discuss at the conference, so maybe I'll be ready next year or can make initial contact to follow up when I am more ready. And, I have to remind myself, two books in seven months is nothing to sneeze at, esp. with everything else I've done.
Are you heading to a conference? What do you do to prepare? Here are a couple of websites with some fabulous tips.
My list from February: http://fabianspace.blogspot.com/2010/02/feb-tweet-list-conference-tips.html
A great list I discovered yesterday: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/27-things-to-do-before-a-conference