In the days and weeks before leaving for RWA (and since being home) I’ve made many a mention in social media and on the blog about seeing old friends and making new ones. Some may wonder why I consider this an important aspect of this conference.
Shouldn’t it really be about the sessions and the knowledge gained?
Of course. And the workshops were top-notch.
But the writer’s community is something that can not be dismissed. It’s more than just a social aspect.
Writing may be done in solitude, but thanks to the internet and organizations like RWA (Romance Writers of America), we are able to find support from and communicate with the only people who truly understand what it’s like to wrestle the people in our head down to the written page.
(Pictured above are two friends and fellow Crescent Moon Press authors, Christine Ashworth and Sasha Summers.)
I came home with a notebook busting full of notes on tips and trends and spent hours learning about marketing and publicity, but the stolen moments with friends old and new to compare notes, discuss the business and lean on the shoulders of those who understand where I am coming from can not be dismissed and, in fact, will be treasured.