RWA (Romance Writers of America) National conference begins at end of June in NYC. I am excited about attending this conference for several reasons. First, my mother will be attending with me. I rarely get to see my mom because we don't live close to one another so the fact that we will be together for a week is exciting for me. My mother is a published author who, for the past 20 years, also manages literary marketing/social media/website design for author's via Booktalk / promotion details featured at TalkInk
I'm excited about networking and attending workshops. I attended a writer's conference on a cruise ship in January and the networking was amazing. I loved meeting author's, getting editor/agent feedback, and listening to current market insight at the workshops. I left with such a renewed attitude and energy that's been feeding into my writing this year. Mid-way through the year, RWA Nationals should propel my writing forward for the remaining months of 2011.
Preparation is key for me right now, though. I'm in the process of writing the synopsis for two novels, as well as editing one novel and soon to begin editing the second. I want to attend the conference with some really strong material.
It will be great to dress up, socialize, be in NYC (!!!), and absorb some really great information that can only benefit my attitude and my writing.
May you all be preparing your novels for success as well. Wish Michele & I luck!