In a week, I will be leaving to go to New Jersey for the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. Other than the RWA National convention, it is one of the largest romance writer’s conferences in the northeast. I have been there several times before, though not for the last two years. But this year, I decided to suck up the cost and go. Actually, there are about a dozen people from my local writer’s group going so several of us are sharing a ride and even rooming together in order to cut costs. Still, it’s not inexpensive, but is a lot less expensive than National.
I am definitely looking forward to the conference. It’s been too long since I’ve been to one and I always come away energized and ready to get back to my own writing (after a several day recuperation period!). This year, I will be pitching to agents, again something I’ve done multiple times. I hope to come away with at least a request (or two) for a partial submission, if not a whole. But even if I don’t, I am still looking forward to a weekend with people who, like me, love to write. To create characters and settings and stories. To put our imaginations to work and hope someone else enjoys what we put forth.
In the meantime, I’ve got several stories I need to finish polishing and then figure out which one(s) to pitch. And only a week to do it in. Yikes! Guess I’d better get to work.