James at 2011-01-13 14:00:11:
One of the strengths of a writing partnership is exactly this.
I'm terrible "in the room." My partner is awesome. He can tell witty anecdotes and connect with anyone. He's very friendly and outgoing.
Me, on the other hand -- very quiet. Often to the point I come off as standoff-ish. Even when I am genuinely being friendly.
See. Right here. A comment about myself. So much ego on this kid.
I do want to add -- the meetings we've had (OMG, will this kid just shut up about himself already?!) have almost been exclusively about them wanting to meet us. Not the writing.
I've seen this written before on Jane Espenson's blog, if you have the meeting in the first place, it means they like your writing, or at the very least want to do business with you -- on paper. They want to make sure you're not crazy, or gonna be a problem, or someone they can have a beer with (which ironically, some of meetings have literally been just that).
Okay, enough about myself. Such an attention whore.
P.S. I need next week's advice, like yesterday. Lol. Seriously, though. I could use some advice. :)