Oh man! I’m so excited. Someone once said “I hope you get to unplug this summer,” and that’s what I feel I’m going to be doing at the RWA national conference I’m leaving for in (gasp) 15 days.
I’ll be unplugging from my daily life (even though, hey, I’ll still be there, and it’ll still be daily). The odd thing is that I’ll also be plugging IN to all the knowledge and excitement other authors will be sharing, I’ll be getting together with writing friends I haven’t seen for ages, I’ll be plugging my brain in so it can soak up all the yummy authorial goodness on offer.
I ordered new business cards to reflect the fact that I have a new website, then I made a couple of little updates to the website. I’ve made a few strategic wardrobe purchases, scanned the workshop listings to see what I might be interested in, and made sure my Cheeky Tarts (writing friends) dinner is on my schedule.
Through RWA I recently found a marvelous workshop by Kristen Painter and Roxanne St. Claire called Midlist to Mad Money. It talks about a way to indie publish your stories that helps readers stay interested once they find you. It’s chock full of great information from two successful romance authors. If you get a chance, I recommend taking the time to go through it.
I haven’t read any Roxanne St. Claire, and I’ve only read a couple of Kristen Painter’s stories from her traditional publishing days, but their books are now on my very long To Be Read list. Here are a couple of their most recent covers!
Greetings all! I’m very excited to be heading out to the 2016 RWA National Conference in San Diego this week with my friend and writing partner Deb. I haven’t done any traveling for a while, so we’re planning to walk, shop, and eat for a couple of days before the conference starts. T-shirts for everyone in the family are on the shopping list!
I’ve been to business conferences before, but there’s something special about a writing conference, especially one where the people are so passionate (pun unavoidable!) about their work. I’m looking forward to listening to great advice from authors I’ve read, authors I’ve never heard of, and complete strangers in the elevator or goody-room line. If previous experience holds up, my brain-sponge will be full to overflowing by the end of it all. Can’t wait!
Check back…I might even be able to figure out how to post a few pictures from my phone 🙂