Tuesday, July 5, 2011


On June 28th I joined 2,100 other romance writers at the RWA National Conference. Can you imagine 2,095 women and, I think, maybe 5 very, secure men converging in one spot? Well I had to go - had to experience it. Was it out of my comfort zone. You betcha. But I'm glad I went.

That's me (above) with Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon at the Signing for Literacy RWA puts on. Both are lovely women. Sherrilyn, two days later, gave such an inspirational speech about the problems and setbacks she faced before she got published, it moved everyone.

Besides attending some good workshops I was able to get to know and enjoy the company of some of the members of LIRW. That was a big plus for me. I don't get out much and to spend time with these wonderful, crazy ladies was fun.

But not all was fun and games, there were pitching appointments with agents and editors. Like many others I got a request. Have my fingers crossed - we'll see what happens. I wish the best for my fellow members who are in the same boat and to all of you who are trying so hard.

As Sherrilyn said "NEVER GIVE UP".


  1. Lol! Yeah, Donna, just because Sherrilyn told me to "never give up", the world can blame her for me not putting the voices in my head to rest! :)

  2. You know, writers had better come up with a better saying than "the voices in our heads" because it's been used as a defense in many a trial. Lol

    Anyway. . . keep putting those "thoughts" down and sending them out. The world's not going to complain if you do. :)

  3. I, like you, was a newbie at this conference but I'm also glad I went. It was well out of my shrinking comfort zone but just seeing so many other people with the same dreams and cravings as I have, made it an experience I will never regret.

    Congrats on the request! Here's hoping!