It’s Traveling Day!! Well, not for me, but that’s because the annual Romance Writers of America Conference is being held about 7 miles from my house. But a great many romance writers are flying, driving, and boating (I don’t know that for certain, but it sounds romantic) in order to reach Anaheim, California. Officially the conference begins tomorrow, kicking off with the 400+ writer Literacy Signing at the Anaheim Convention Center, but it’s SO much easier to arrive a day early and not have to rush.
As usual, I will be rooming with Karen Hawkins (and quite possibly Hugh Jackman, or his standee). Despite what you might hear later in the week, we do get along exceedingly well. In fact, I’m picking her up from the airport today.
Anyway, once we’re all there, there are workshops, luncheons, meetings with agents and editors and publisher dinners and cocktail parties. Best of all, I get to see my fellow authors. We tend to email each other all the time, but face-to-face meetings are much harder to arrange.
Have you been to a business conference? Do you find them as exhausting as I do? If you could meet any author, who would it be?