Yes, my fellow blogger wrote about preparing for the RWA Conference and I think we, as writers, look upon this time as an opportunity. Opportunity to network, to meet people we’ve only known via social media, and even to promote our stories. As Debbie said last week, we three writers of this blog are grouping up to face this conference together. It is the first for all of us and we are so very excited!
I don’t think I’m as organized as my fellow bloggers Debbie Herbert & Mia McKimmy. However, I did print out all seventeen pages, yes, that is 17 pages that create the list of the various workshops available at the RWA Conference this year. How on earth we’ll choose among them will be a task in of itself!
My main goal is to just experience it. Experience the conference and not let it overwhelm me. I am very lucky that Debbie and Mia are going to be there to help keep me grounded. I hope I can do the same for them. With so much going on, it’ll be nice to sneak away for a quiet moment here and there.
I think the best part is that for those few days, I will be surrounded by over a thousand people who love to read. Isn’t that awesome? Over a thousand people who, at one time or other, felt themselves
transported with a story. They were moved to read, and read and read. How fantastic! And in a few more days, I’ll be surrounded by them! I can’t wait.
I’ve got my suitcase partially packed. I’m cramming in searches for tips and hints on how to survive my first national conference. I found out that our own RWA has tips and hints on what to do and what not to do. So, if you’re reading this. Go read that!
In the meantime, I’ve got 17 pages to review and emails to respond to. This is going to be great!
Then again…I might just ask Mia which ones she chose and just follow her around. I trust her and I won’t have to make any decisions. I do enough of that with my day job!