This month, happiness is attending a great conference! This past weekend, I was at the SoCalRWA Writers’ Conference 2013. What a wonderful two days! I met some awesome people and had a great time!
The highlight was probably getting to moderate Barbara Vey’s workshop on Building Reader Loyalty. Or wait, I think the highlight was having coffee with Barbara after the workshop. No, wait. The highlight was being interviewed by Barbara DURING coffee for her Publisher’s Weekly Beyond Her Book Blog. (She wanted to know about my experience narrating my books.) Hold the horses, wait a second. I know the highlight! It was when she asked me if I’d like to attend her reader luncheon in Milwaukee next year in April. The answer was a resounding, YES, PLEASE!! Count me in!
Honestly, there were lots of highlights to the conference. Hearing from authors who pitched their books after attending my Itching to Pitch workshop is always great. Sitting on a panel (about writing action scenes) with fellow Carina Press authors, HelenKay Dimon, Zoe Archer and Nico Rosso was awesome too. Yammering in the bar with chaptermates from LARA (Los Angeles Romance Authors) and making new friends has to be on the list. You’d never know this was a first year conference. I kind of kept waiting for something to go wrong and it just didn’t happen. I look forward to the next SoCalRWA. There’s nothing like being inspired to write!
I have one more “happiness is” since I may as well be grateful for ALL the good things happening… As I mentioned on the home page, Dangerously Close is a finalist in the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!! March has been a great month!
What about you? What was your happiness this month?