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Saturday, August 10, 2013

CONFERENCE TIME: Memorable Moments with...Christine Taylor

Conference season has started! Woohoo! No more counting down the days until I meet up with friends I usually only see once a year.

So much gets packed into 3-4 days and everyone's experiences are different. We go away with a variety of highlights or "a-ha" moments.

I thought I'd poll some of my RWAustralia & RW New Zealand friends and ask them to recall their most memorable moments of the conferences they've been to.

I hope you've been enjoying the snippets I've been featuring. For any first timers out there, don't be nervous or afraid of going to conference. More often than not you're going to find yourself welcomed VERY warmly and will probably go away with a host of friends whom you can't wait to meet next year at conference.


Chris's Memories: What I love about RWA conferences is the fantastic atmosphere of excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm as old friends re-connect and new friendships are made.

Erin O'Hara & Chris - new friends!
There's nothing quite like being in a room of 300+ (mostly) women all talking/shouting/gabbling/cheering/sharing/laughing about romance and the art of writing it. To live and breathe and dream and talk romance non-stop for three or four days is exhilarating, liberating and oh, so much fun.

How could you not want to be part of it?

1 comment:

  1. I remember being terrified at my first conference. I didn't know anyone, I didn't anything and I felt extremely overwhelmed. And then I met some of the authors I had been reading and not only were they lovely, but they actually sat down and chatted with me, in one case for over an hour, just talking about our kids and our obsession with all things Lego! I enjoyed the sessions and learned a lot but it wasn't until the following year that I found my "tribe". I had met the fabulous Dakota Harrison at an RWA-SEQ Christmas party and we hit it off right away and she introduced me to you, Christine, Bec, Nicky and Erin. What had been enjoyable the year before became unforgettable. I'm just sorry I can't make it there this year.