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I am Meg Moseley. Meg, a writer. Seeking the real God in the real world.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

To RWA and back to my cave again

Last week, I spent some time at the Romance Writers of America conference in downtown Atlanta. I'm not a member of RWA anymore, but it was fun to be there during the open-to-the-public events. For me, the highlight was on Wednesday, when my husband and I went to the airport to pick up my friend Deeanne Gist. Dee and I have talked on the phone regularly for over a year, but we'd never met in person before. She's a great friend and a lot of fun.

My husband dropped us off at the conference, and then I watched some of the behind-the-scenes doings of an author's life as Dee ran off to a booksellers' tea, then to an autograph signing with approximately 500 other authors. While she was doing that, I peeked at the workshop listings and wished I hadn't dropped out of RWA. They covered everything from marketing to author/editor relationships to the nitty-gritty of police procedures to add authenticity to a story.

While Dee stayed for three days' worth of continuing education, writer-style, I went on a motorcycle trip with my husband through parts of Georgia and South Carolina. Beautiful scenery, good company, a little too much sun.

I headed back to RWA on Saturday for the awards ceremony and chocolate fountains. Since I wasn't there on business--I didn't have to impress any editors, didn't feel obligated to network, didn't even care what Nora Roberts would think of me in my five-dollar jeans if I ran into her on the elevator--I had a blast seeing my friends.

We dropped Dee off at the airport on Sunday, and I've been back in my cave for a few days, writing like mad. I'm so close to the end of my work-in-progress that I can taste it. And that's even better than a chocolate fountain.

5 Comments:

At August 03, 2006 11:07 PM, Blogger michael snyder said...

Wow, I didn't think there was anything better than a chocolate fountain.

Sounds like fun.

 
At August 08, 2006 11:03 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Hi Meg! I bet that was an awesome ride. Maybe I can convince my DH to do a ride in that area sometime. Btw, I'm taking a poll on Dee's blog. Since you enjoy motorcycle riding, I sure could use your help.

 
At August 08, 2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Meg said...

Hey Susan! I tried posting a comment on Dee's blog, but it didn't take. Maybe Blogger is having one of its temperamental days again.

 
At August 08, 2006 6:07 PM, Blogger Deeanne said...

There isn't, Michael. *Nothing* is better than a chocolate fountain.

Meeting you face-to-face, Meg, was the best part of my trip! And I felt like such a princess being chauffeured to and from the airport!

 
At August 08, 2006 9:43 PM, Blogger Meg said...

I loved meeting you too, Dee. It was so much fun to spend time with you.

Mike, thanks for stopping by. I hope you're making great progress on your WIP so you can sell it and I can buy it.

 

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