Friday, July 15, 2005

Conference Questions

1. Are you going to this year's RWA conference in Reno?
2. How many other RWA conferences have you been to?
3. Which one was your first?
4. If you've been before, what events are you most looking forward to?
5. Are you sharing a room or bunking alone?
6. How many suitcases will you be bringing?
7. Does the thought of conference make you nervous? If yes, what part?
8. Who, if anyone, are you hoping to meet?
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1. Yes
2. Only one
3. Last year's in Dallas
4. Spotlights, Literacy signing, Moonlight Madness (because Romance Divas has a table this year), the St. Martin's publisher party (woohoo! I scored invites!), and of course, the RITA/GH ceremony so I can see if I won or not.
5. Sharing with Jax
6. Probably two checked bags (one with my clothes, one with RD merchandise) and a carry-on.
7. Yes. My editor/agent appointments. Eek!
8. Hmm...I've met a lot of my favorite authors, so I'm gonna have to say I'm most looking forward to meeting all the other Divas who are coming to conference!

Your turn!

11 comments:

  1. I'm not going to Reno and, as of right now, I've never been to a conference.

    Have fun :)

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  2. Bonnie, it's not gonna be the same without you!

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  3. 1. Are you going to this year's RWA conference in Reno? YES
    2. How many other RWA conferences have you been to? ONE
    3. Which one was your first? Romantic Times in St. Louis
    4. If you've been before, what events are you most looking forward to? Haven't been, but want to go to see the Spotlight Ons, Midnight Madness (MAIS, OUIS!), GH Awards, St. Martin's party... the Bar
    5. Are you sharing a room or bunking alone? Krazy Kristen
    6. How many suitcases will you be bringing? Two HUGE ones
    7. Does the thought of conference make you nervous? If yes, what part? No way, I'm there to have a great time, meet our fellow Divas, and party like it's 1999, I mean, 2005!
    8. Who, if anyone, are you hoping to meet? There are so many folks, but I'd love to be stuck in the elevator with an agent or editor :) That way, I can work my Divalicious charms.

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  4. 1)Yep.
    2)None.
    3)This will be my first. =)
    4)See above.
    5)Sharing with the DH.
    6)I have no idea!
    7)Yes! I'm shy. I'll probably come off as a snob.
    8)My CPs, I've never met them in person before. =D

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  5. Unfortunately I'm not going this year, but I'm sure looking forward to next years. I would have loved to meet you all.

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  6. 1. Are you going to this year's RWA conference in Reno?
    Absofreakinlutely, baby!

    2. How many other RWA conferences have you been to?
    This is #2! - that sounds nasty.

    3. Which one was your first?
    Dallas, 2004

    4. If you've been before, what events are you most looking forward to?
    Well, I did go last year but didn't know what the PRO Retreat was, so I didn't go. I'm looking forward to that since I keep hearing great things. Other than that and the gala, mostly the parties - including RD's - and Jenny Crusie. Oh, and the Death By Chocolate party. Okay, I can't pick just one thing.

    5. Are you sharing a room or bunking alone?
    Yes, my two critique partners, Chris Keach and Shari Owens. Shari joined RWA just to be able to critique me better. How cool is that?

    6. How many suitcases will you be bringing?
    Two checks, two carry-ons. As much as I CAN, actually.

    7. Does the thought of conference make you nervous? If yes, what part?
    Not nervous, just anxious.

    8. Who, if anyone, are you hoping to meet?
    YOU! I've had a blast with you on the loops and RDs lately! And Jennifer Crusie. I just love her, so it's going to be really neat having her at a couple of events I'll be at.

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  7. 1. Going to RWA -- Yes
    2. How many attended -- 4, maybe. I lose count.
    3. First one -- DC
    4. Looking forward to -- Publisher and agent parties, talking with other writers, and networking with publishing industry
    5. Sharing a room -- with PC Cast
    6. Suitcases -- 2
    7. Nervous -- no
    8. Want to meet -- people who adore me LOL. Just kidding. I love talking with other writers, so anyone who's, well, a writer fits the bill.

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  8. Oh, I wish I were going to Reno, but maybe I'll see all of you next year in Hot-Lanta (aka Atlanta)!

    Have a great time!!!

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  9. 1. yes
    2. I've never been.
    4. I'm looking forward to Midnight Madness, the workshops...
    5. Live here, no room at Hilton.
    6. I'll probably bring a suitcase anyway! So I can wheel the books out to my vehicle on Literacy Signing night.
    7. Sure. Nervous, but I don't have anything ready to the point I'll be tracking down editors.
    8. Looking forward to meeting Divas and other authors I've talked to for awhile.

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  10. You know what I realized? First as a newbie, you pile as many people into a room as possible for conference. Then after a conference or two and you sell, you realize that you get absolutely no sleep with all of those people in the room and you go solo or have just one roommate. Then you creep up the midlist, quit your job and become a full-time writer and start worrying about money...so you pile as many people into a room as possible for conference. Then you become a USA Today/NYT bestseller and can afford to have your old room and you go solo or have just one roommate. Hmmm...interesting...

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