Hands up—how many of you went to RWA’s National Conference in Anaheim last week? *raises hand* I heard there were about 1,700 romance writers gathered there, and I had a brilliant time meeting as many of them as I possibly could. What an incredible atmosphere! It was only the second writing conference I’ve been to… Continue reading The best thing to take away from a writing conference
I can hardly believe another year has gone by. I don’t know about you, but I love looking back to the goals I set myself on January 1 and remembering what I’ve accomplished this year. I had set myself some day-job goals (not to be a jerk-wad manager, since I was about to hire my… Continue reading Writing goals: Did you meet 2011’s? Set 2012’s?
Since the Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA award back in March, I’ve been reading all of the nominated novels in my favorite category: contemporary single-title romance. Some of the authors are old favorites of mine, and some were new to me. The winners will be announced on July 1, and… Continue reading Who will win the RITA for best contemporary romance?
A couple of weeks ago, I signed up to take part in Savvy Authors‘ Pitch Practice Week (seriously, if you’re not a savvy author already, go join now! So many fantastic resources and opportunities). We were invited over to Pitch University, a site dedicated to helping authors learn how to pitch. The amazing Diane Holmes,… Continue reading Becoming pitch perfect
We’re now officially half-way through 2011, which hardly seems possible. Wasn’t it Christmas a few weeks ago? Didn’t I just sit down to write my goals for the year? Back in January, I told you all about my goals for this year in the belief that making them public would make me more accountable. I… Continue reading Checking in with 2011 goals