I am sure you have noticed a serious decline in posts during this past week. Other having a really intense week in French Class (I have learnt more than 50 verbs en Français), I have been moving, and most importantly, I have been getting ready for the 2015 RT BookLovers Convention!
The Romantic Times BookLovers Convention, held for the last 32 years, is one of the biggest annual events for networking and interacting with, and learning from, various publishing industry professionals. The convention has a unique mixture of learning workshops, dedicated to various publishing topics, and fanciful, crazy parties and events, where book addicts, like myself, have the opportunity to meet other book junkies, authors, and get lots (and lots) of swag!
This year, the RT BookLovers Convention is being held in Dallas, Texas, from May 12th to May 17th. There are so many interesting events, that I have knowingly over-scheduled my time (as impractical as that may be). The workshops I am most looking forward to include: Structuring to SELL Insider Secrets for Creating a Story Guaranteed to Breakout Big!, because I think it will offer a very detailed look at the editorial process; The Writing Voice workshop , as I will actually get to hear what editors look for in submissions and how they critique them; Being Heard: How Bloggers Can Start and Maintain a Publisher Relationship workshop, as I just started this blog and the workshop would go a long way to answer some of the questions I have about blogging; and last, but not least, Author Chat: Reality Shifters workshop, because the line up of authors is amazing (the only way that could have been better was if Laurell K. Hamilton was also a panelist). I am also really looking forward to all the parties being hosted. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know about my steampunk dress calamity (which has thankfully been resolved), and my woes of not getting my dress for the Heather Graham’s Lone Star Supernatural State party (I’ll fudge something).
This will be my first time attending the convention (actually my first convention ever), and I am ridiculously, almost spastically, excited to be attending. I am arriving a day early, to familiarize myself with the flow of the convention, and I can’t wait to get there and meet heaps of like-minded individuals.
Keep an eye out for posts and pictures from the convention, so you can share in the experience. Hopefully, I will convince you to check out the 2016 RT BookLovers Convention, which is being held in Las Vegas!
I’m off to pack!