Where can you find over two thousand romance writers in one place? The answer to that is this week in Texas. Every year in July, Romance Writers of America holds its annual conference, and this year we’re in San Antonio. The unique thing about San Antonio is there is a river running through town.
The next fan girl moment was later that night in the restaurant when my pal, Jenny, and I looked over at the next table and there was Jade Lee. We waved and she waved back.
On Wednesday, the keynote speaker at my Golden Network retreat was Cathy Maxwell. By the time she finished, she had most of us in tears. Her talk was sometimes moving, sometimes funny, and just fantastic. I want to pass on one small part of what she said. * Never give up. * Never let fear decide your future. * Trust in yourself. * Listen to your inner voice. * Trust your process. * Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. * Learn to break the rules. * Be ready for opportunity. * Writing a book is like driving through pudding.
Wednesday night was the Literacy Signing, and here’s Nora Roberts signing her books. No surprise that her line stretched all the way to the back of the ballroom!
I have more pictures, and when I return home, I’ll post them on Facebook, but I’ll leave you with this one. Here I am with Vicky Dreiling.
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