Monday, July 16, 2012

RWA and I'll be Blue by Leann Harris

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.

5 comments:

Missy Tippens said...

I won't be there either, LeeAnn. I'll miss everyone! But I will be in Dallas for ACFW. See you then!

Leann said...

I'll look forward to it, Missy.

Debby Giusti said...

Leann and Missy, I'll miss both of you at RWA. Looking forward to joining you at ACFW!

You mentioned great reasons to attend a national conference, which I'm blogging about tomorrow, Leann!

Seeing old friends always tops the list.

Merrillee said...

I'll be missing everyone, too, and I won't be at ACFW either.

authorkathyeberly said...

I can definitely relate to missing out on conferences. I will miss out on ACFW this year. Oh well, perhaps we'll all meet again next year!