So I'm on one of the 38 loops I'm on (No, I'm not kidding.) and reading about this weekend's conference (see post below if you don't know what I'm talking about) when it's mentioned that there's an editor with open appointments still.
And, being the incredibly assinine masochist that I am, I signed up for a slot to talk to one of the Harlequin editors. Oy.
This editor covers Superromances and American Romances, I believe. I don't write those. I write Single Title (which is as far removed as you can get from Harlequin, right?) LOL BUT, I have no problems revising my RS ST (romantic suspense single title) into an Intrique. Not only that, but I have considered targetting Harlequin's new HQN line, which IS single title (I realize this is really confusing if you're not a romance writer, sorry.) AND, the way Harlequin is set up, one editor can "acquire" for a line she does not represent. Make sense? So, this Superromance/American Romance editor could acquire my work to hand over to the Intrique/Intimate Moments/HQN editors.
Having finaled at the Merritt in the top three Romantic Suspense category, I thought I may as well give it a shot. If nothing else, it'll prepare me for any agent appointments at Nationals. I had two last year, and I was a WRECK! Which is really funny, because *I* am interviewing agents. Often, writers are a wreck thinking an agent is HIRING THEM. Wrong. The writer is hiring the agent. Without the writers, there ARE NO agents.
Whenever you get upset over agents, remember THAT little tidbit. Wish me double luck now:
1) That I score well (although I'm happy with 3rd place)
2) Something positive comes from the editor meeting.
Ya never know!