As you can see, I made it back from the Romance Writers of America conference. The flight was as expected, I didn’t sleep but since I was on the Qantas Airbus, I was pretty comfortable and very well entertained. Half a season of True Blood, 3 movies and I started learning to play bridge. What more could a sleepless girl want? But I’m dealing with with a total information overload.
The conference was awesome. The Marriott Wardman in Washington was such a pretty venue, but large. I did get lost a couple of times. LOL. It’s so hard to pick a favourite presenter or even a favourite session, so I’ll name three.
Sex Throughout History with Delilah Marvelle – if you can catch this author presenting its well worth attending just for the slide show.
The Birth and Feeding of a Series Story Arc with Claudia Dain, Sabrina Jeffries, and Deb Marlowe – should be essential to a romance writers education.
The Setting as Character with Jade Lee – OMG what a funny and great session. I learned heaps from this author.
As with any conference there is so much to take in that there comes a time when its too much. You guessed it ‘conference flu’ hit hard once I was on home soil. Did I worry that it might be serious? You bet. But after two weeks I’m well again and planning to resume torturing myself with my early morning walks.
The best part of the trip was meeting my critique partners in the flesh. They are an amazing bunch of women, smart, funny and all very pretty. I think we will all look great on our future book covers!
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