The past several weeks for her have been spent perfecting her elevator pitch, studying the do's and don'ts of interviewing agents, and of course deciding what to wear when she becomes discovered.
While Lisa will be missing her friends and family while gone, she will busy around the clock absorbing the huge wealth of knowledge that surrounds such conferences. The networking possibilites for her are endless, so she is going prepared with fresh contact cards and minature chocolates labeled with her name and website to hand out. Now there's a girl who knows how to get noticed!
So I bid you farewell Lisa as you embark on the first day of the rest of your life. The search begins....for your book, your sister, and a new life.