Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RWA Envy

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?


Maia Strong said...

You know, I've been pondering this point lately, too, only in relation to Comic-Con. ;) I have a friend who goes every year--she lives in SD, which helps, I'm sure. Her stories of the con are epic, as is the con itself according to the many friends I have who have gone once or multiple times. Part of me would love to go and experience that. Another part of me thinks that if I had to deal with a convention that big with that many people, I'd end up either in a mental ward after a breakdown or in prison after committing mass homicide. It's a toss up. In many ways those are my people. It's just that there are way too many of them in one place for my comfort. I think I'll stick to the smaller, local convetions. At least as far as those geekdoms are concerned. ;)

Joy said...

I am in deep rwa envy (lol), but I did hit RomCon and RT and have two more conf to go this yr BUT I consoled myself cause i am definitely hitting RWA in NYC next yr.

Jeannie Ruesch said...

I have such RWA10 envy right now, that I'm googling to see who's blogging about it. LOL I so wish I was there!

It's such a fun conference, great workshops and my all-time favorite -- the lobby and/or bar at night where everyone gathers. 2000+ women talking, laughing? Metallica can't beat the decibel level.

Can't wait for next year!