I had a great time last week at the RWA conference in Orlando. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other authors, readers, and to catch up with my editor and others from Berkley. And I love going to the workshops! Julia Quinn’s workshop on dialogue contains tons of good advice, and Anne Stuart’s workshop titled “Shitty First Drafts” is both hysterical and informative.
Here are a few photos from the conference:
Speaking of the literacy signing, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the music video that Sarah over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books put together. Of course, I’m one of the “blooper” authors and apparently can’t lip synch worth a darn, but the video is fabulous.
Beyond that, the RITA awards were great (man, the Golden Heart winners made me teary-eyed), and Sherry Thomas cracked me up with her RITA acceptance speech for thanking her husband for taking their two children out of the house for twelve days while she did a frantic rewrite of her award-winning book, Not Quite a Husband. Nora Roberts, not surprisingly, gave a very motivating key note speech where she said that while writing can be hard, romance writers “eat the hard for breakfast”. I think I’m going to slap that on a post-it note and stick it to my laptop.
So that’s my (admittedly very brief) summary!