I am home. And, my head is still percolating with ideas, thoughts and techniques from my first RWA conference.
Besides getting to meet some of my favorite authors (No, I didn’t take pictures with them). I did take some stellar workshops and learned a few things that I would like to share.
- Wear comfortable shoes. Yes, it is true. If your feet hurt you are not going to have a good time or be able to listen or even smile.
- Pack light. I mean do you really need that designer hobo bag with fifteen pounds of necessities in it? I think not.
- It’s okay if you don’t have a tribe (a group, a circle, a posse, a gang) to hang with.
- Even the worst presenters may have something to important to say. Yes, there were a few – one in particular- workshop which was down right bad, but I sat through it and tried to figure out what the heck the presenter was talking about. I think she had some good ideas, but was not too good at presenting them.
- Everyone has his or her own path to success. Don’t compare yourself with others. I know. Easy to say but hard to do.
- And finally, it is easy to pack for a trip (all that excitement and energy) than it is to unpack – just too tired to do my laundry.
Would I go again? Absolutely. However, now I must reread my notes and get back to working on my novel. My next conference is California Dreamin’ in 2017.
But until then I must get back to my writing.