Aug 18, 2009

RWA Conference 2009

Posted by AJ Blythe at Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Conference was everything I had hoped plus more. In short, this is what I got from the weekend:
- met people who were previously just names on an email
- spent time in a room with 239 other people who don't think it's weird for characters to chat in your head
- realised RWA is full of friendly, sharing people... regardless of publication status
- had more lightbulb moments then Bunnings
- spent time with my awesomest friend and CP
- found inspiration and determination

Will post more over the next little bit. But will leave you with this. If you are wanting to write and publish a romance, 2010 conference is a must. See you there!


Anonymous said...

240 people in a room all hearing voices sounds quite noisy, and very crowded. (That’s my joke for today). --- Anita, I’m happy the conference was a spur to mark the direction of your dreams. Sounds wonderful. Now; I want to read the book with your name on it. --- Eric

Anita Joy on August 19, 2009 at 8:19 AM said...

Me too Eric *vbg*

Yes conference was fantastic. How was yours? Hope you got something from it to spur you on too.

Monique Wood on August 19, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

It was a full-on weekend, wasn't it, AJ? I'm still recovering!

Anonymous said...

Anita, You matter. You’re to be counted as one; like a sweat romance in the hand of a contented reader or a warm summer evening with a view of a Tuscan sunset.

My journey was quite fruitful (thank you). ---- Eric

Shayne on August 20, 2009 at 7:12 PM said...

Hi Anita
It was fantastic to meet you and I can't wait to read your debut.

Who's Eric?

Eleni Konstantine on August 20, 2009 at 8:33 PM said...

So nice meeting you at the conference Anita. Very inspirational workshops. Look forward to reading your posts.

Anita Joy on August 20, 2009 at 9:44 PM said...

Hi Shayne and Eleni. One of the best things about conference was being able to put faces to names. Much nicer when reading your posts to picture you :o)

And Shayne, Eric is a lovely gentleman who is also a member of RWA. If you want to see what Eric writes, visit (hope you don't mind Eric).

Anonymous said...

Shayne, I heard about some Eric person as well. But the one I came across wasn’t as lovely or gentle as the one Anita found. He’s just a guy. But yes he does belong to RWA. I wouldn’t bother wasting your time reading about him. My site has short stories. Nothing romantic, unless the reader is a romantic; I like ‘Miss Fruitcakes Apple Blossom’. Or ‘Growing Pains’ --- They’re both used in quite a number secondary schools in the USA to teach creative writing.

Thank you Anita (Eric won't mind) ---- Erin --- Who isn’t as modest as any Eric’s you might come across. ----

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