I only had the opportunity to attend RWA thanks to a natural disaster that forced the Convention to move to my hometown. I don’t really write romance, but this conference was incredible. An everyone was impossibly nice and welcoming. For example: On the night of the awards dinner I was fixing my hair in the bathroom mirror and this woman was like “You look beautiful!” When I made it back to my table, she got called on stage and they announced her as a three-time RITA winner! It was a wonderful experience and I definitely recommend it.
This year, my heart yearns to go to SCBWI National, but I can’t make it happen financially. I’ve consoled myself by signing up for the SCBWI FL summer workshop in June and Ascendio 2012′s Quill Track in July.
I’m also hoping to make the YallFest happen for my sister and me in November. (Do I know anyone in Charlotte who’d like to host us??) No, this isn’t a writing conference, but the author list is crazy awesome!
Have you been to any writing conferences? Which ones? Which ones would you like to attend?