Tuesday, February 21, 2017

When Nationals Call...

Happy Tuesday All,

I skipped posting last week for two reasons. One, I wanted to give proper attention to the interview with Meg LeFauve after the hold up with the formatting, and two, I had several things going on.

Me (Maid of Honor), and
my deceased friend, Sarah,
on her wedding day in 2003
Monday marked 4 years since my friend, Sarah, died, and by the time I thought of doing a blog post it was late in the afternoon, so I decided to switch this week's post to today.

Recently the national organization I belong to, Romance Writers of America (RWA) opened up registration for its annual conference--dubbed "Nationals--which is being held in July, at a resort in Orlando, Florida this year. Talking with my family, it was decided for the first time since I joined in 2009, I would go. I'm all registered with a hotel room and have had a lot of outpouring of
Me at my chapter's conference in 2014
support from other RWA members both ones going and those who have been in the past. I'm excited to see what I'll learn and what connections I might make, but I'm also nervous. It's a lot of people and I feel sort of "lost in the crowd". Fortunately, I have people I know going and many others who have said they would like to see me there. It's wonderful how Romance novelists often stick together like this and encourage each other. It's really helpful!

I've been to my chapter's conferences and to other non-writer-related conferences, but I don't know if I've ever been to anything
Me at an author event, February 2015
as large as this one. I heard one year they had around 2,000 attendees! That's a lot of people. So, prayers and good thoughts for a wonderful experience would be great.

Have you ever been to a big conference? Let me know in the comments!

Have A Terrifically Thrilling Tuesday!

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