Hello folks! I’m still in Hot-Lanta wrapping up the 2013 RWA National conference. But earlier this week (while I ignored packing!) I wrote up a quick list of things I’d like to accomplish at the conference.
1 – Meet new people. A bunch of my CT writer friends are going to RWA too, so I will have to go out of my way to not socialize solely with folks I know and meet new people.
2 – Meet a couple of Author-heroes. Jude Deveraux is doing a workshop that I MUST go to so that’s one Author-hero. I’ll be bringing my old copy of Lost Lady, the first romance I ever read and working up the courage to ask for a signature. I think Theresa Mederios is supposed to be there as well as Jo Beverly, Robyn Carr, Heather Graham, Sabrina Jefferies, and a ton of others.
3 – Learn some new marketing ideas. Marketing, marketing, marketing. Like laundry, it’s a never ending job.
4 – Take some fun workshops. There are so many, I’m sure I’ll be able to check this one off.
5 – Go to the RITA awards. The RITA is the romance world equivalent of the Oscars. It may be the closest I ever get to going to the Oscars. My cocktail attire is prepared.
I’ll let you all know how it went next Saturday.