Monday, February 7, 2011

Alicia Rasley, The Weekend, & Information For You

Happy Monday All,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I did...it was incredibly busy, which would account for the fact that I'm not yet mentally fully awake (the right amount of coffee will remedy that).

On Saturday, the NWHRWA hosted Alicia Rasley, who gave a wonderful all-day workshop on how to improve and vamp up your writing (it's no wonder she's so popular!) She was interesting, funny, fun and very informative. A bunch of us (myself included) have been raving about her ever since. (If you click on her name it'll take you to her website. She has a lot of information on her website, as well).

But an all-day workshop means I was wiped out.

Sunday I was still tired, but it was library day, which means I got to go see Valerie and Anthony (two librarians I've gotten to know, whom are both awesome). It was great to see them again and to chitchat.

Sunday I got together with a few members from NWHRWA to sit and talk about pitching in conjunction with the fabulous Pitch University. (If you're a writer and working on pitches and querying, check it out, it's really great and has a wealth of information; plus the lady who runs it is incredibly helpful). This week at Pitch U there's a chance to pitch to Christine Whittholn of Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC. Whom I got to hear at the NWHRWA's conference last year, and she's very informative and helpful. I didn't pitch to her then, but I know others who did and said they had a wonderful experience talking with her.

Romance Writers Of America (RWA), the National organization, is having its annual Conference. This year it's in New York City (in case you haven't already heard). I'm unable to go, but it looks like it's going to be an incredibly good conference. If you haven't already booked your reservation and hotel, you better hurry up. I hear it's filling up fast!

NWHRWA has a ton of things coming up. In March, we're going to have the absolutely awesome Christie Craig speaking. She's such a great public speaker and always has a ton of information (plus she's incredibly funny). NWHRWA already has its information up about the fall Conference (the conferences are always a fabulous experience). And, pretty soon, it'll be time for entries into the NWHRWA's annual Lone Star Contest.

Friday I have an author interview to post on here. I'm not going to reveal who, yet (that's a surprise), but believe me, you won't want to miss it. The author is wonderful!

On a side note, if you didn't get to read the weekend post about Friday's winner and everything, please do so. The Write By Bethany 25+ Followers Celebration Contest Event was a success, and I owe it to all the followers, the particpants, those who commented, and the donors--so again, THANK YOU!! You rock!

Anyway, this are going to be a bit slower this week, but I will be regularly posting and, I have several ideas for upcoming events, please stay tuned!

Have A Merry Monday!


nutspan said...

aww you are too kind Bethany!

Bethany said...


Not a problem :-)