This year I'm not going to get to go to RWA, and will spend the week blue and wondering what all my friends are doing. The best part of going to conference is seeing old friends...the guys you only get to see once a year. There is so much estrongen in that hotel, I'm not surprised it doesn't knock out any man who wanders into the place. I remember the last time it was in Anaheim, the Marines were at the same hotel, having educational seminars. What a combination.
For us lonely writers, conference is the highlight of the year. This is the time you are nourished and can share with fellow writers the highs and lows of the last year....and you don't have to cook, clean or be responsible for anyone but yourself. It is camp and vacation all rolled up into one. I will go to ACFW in September and hope to see my friends at that time. But if you are in Anaheim near the Anaheim Marriott, and don't want see the The Mouse, come by the hotel and have your favorite author sign a book. Proceeds go to literacy.
This picture was taken a few years ago when I signed at RWA. I won't say what year.