Just a few short weeks ago I spent 5 days in New York City at the annual Romance Writers of
This is a time of fun, fellowship, friendship, motivation and inspiration. I always come home rejuvenated and ready to write. And this year was no different.
One of the best things at the conference this year: I met an author I’ve been a fan of for many years, one who hasn’t ever been at a conference that I’ve attended. Jude Devereaux! I met her at the
The workshops were amazing once again. I’m still concentrating mostly on Craft workshops, always willing to learn and hone my writing skills. Oh, who am I kidding? I attend Craft workshops
My best friend and fellow Plotting Princess Sasha lives in San Antonio, so we don’t get to see each other very often – we were roomies once again this year. We had some late nights in New York: hitting the Walgreens in Times Square at midnight, taking the sightseeing bus tour at 10 pm on Friday, then going for cheesecake and icecream sodas (both delicious and amazing at Juniors) at midnight, then staying up even later plotting and dissecting our works in
I love attending RWA conferences. Where else can you spend hours talking about characters as if they’re flesh and blood people? You’re surrounded by two thousand other writers who know what you’re going through; they’ve struggled with writer’s block, had problems coming up with the perfect goals, motivations, and conflicts for their characters, sweated to get every word right just as much as you have. And someone there might just have the perfect place to stash the body of your antagonist.
And this time I came away with an idea for a project I’m keeping secret for right now.
As an author, if you’ve attended nationals, what’s your favorite part of the conference? For readers, what questions do you have for authors who attend conferences?