I have to admit, I got a little wistful tonight. Just following all the chatter on Twitter about the RWA national conference in Florida was enough to make me wish I was there. And honestly, up until then I'd been fine with not going. After all, I'd been to RT just a few months earlier. And swinging two national conferences in one year would have been a stretch both to the pocketbook and the schedule.
Still, I can't help wishing I could be there, spending time with friends, meeting new people, attending the sessions and parties and get-togethers. It's what makes writer's conferences so wonderful - the people. Being around other writers and publishing professionals who are just as passionate about the world of romance as I am. It's a rush, let me tell you.
(And yes, to be honest, Disney factors in there a little bit. I would have loved to go to Nashville, but the fact that I'm missing Mickey and the gang twists the knife just a little bit more.)
But this year, I'm stuck at home, living vicariously through my twitter friends. Next year, though, I'll move heaven and earth to be at RWA 2011 in NYC. It'll be a can't-miss!
How about you? Do you have conference envy? Or would you rather skip the noise and bustle and stress for something more low-key?