Remember those "Should I? Shouldn't I?" posts about this writers conference moving from Nashville to Orlando when the Opryland hotel flooded? I decided to go for it and booked myself into the RWA national conference at the Dolphin Hotel in Orlando. RWA is the national association for romance writers and has a big-time conference. I had to go when it was Nashville, but when it moved, I was a little less sure. Still, 2000 writers, representing all 50 states and 14 countries (ask me how I know Azerbijan was there. It was the same conversation when the lady next to me asked me if I knew my brother. Yeah. I do.)
Or workshop topics like:
How to Finish the Damned Book
How Do You Mend a Broken Scene?
Put on Your Shorts: Writing the Novella and Shorter Lengths
Writing the Bestseller: 6 Magic Words
Humor, Heat, and Hooks: the Building Blocks of a Page Turner
Writing the Novel that Sells: Getting Started
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
A Guide to Great Beginnings
The Secret Life of Pantsers
And roughly 10 or 15 more for each one of these and also for the ones I skipped to go to the pool. I was on vacation. It took a lot of convincing to skip those workshops but I think I made the right choice, you know?
It was good. My choices were all beginner-y in nature but there were such great choices for anyone at any stage of the process, romance writer or women's fiction writer or suspense writer or...you get the idea.
And now that I know everything there is to know about writing, I'm sure it's just a matter of time until I have my very own adaptation of one of my bestsellers on Lifetime. I can't wait!