RWA 2015 is over and hopefully everyone’s safely made their way back home now. We had an incredible time at the conference, and it was made even better by all of the people who approached us about the show. Your kind words really mean the world to us (trust me, we were stunned each and every time someone said, “I watched your Surviving RWA video!”). We wanted to say thank you, so right before Mary Chris and Alexis left NYC we recorded a video on 45th and 8th (note the honking car cameo midway through).
We’ll see you in San Diego next July!
The women behind First Draught are thrilled that RWA Nationals is almost here! We had a fantastic time talking to Katie Dunneback (@younglibrarian) talking about what first timers can expect when they head to the big conference. We covered common questions, planning workshops, hitting signings, social life, and also staying healthy throughout a really busy few days.
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And in case you’re looking for a few other RWA prep resources, check out these links:
Erin Knightley’s famous conference packing video
Julia’s recommendations for bars around the conference hotel
How do I get to the conference hotel?
Gail Carriger’s 10 conference commandments
Alexis’s Packing List from RWA 2014
Alexis and Mary Chris and our sometimes guest Anne L. Parks will be hosting the Surviving Self-Publishing When the Success Is Slow to Come workshop at RWA on Saturday from 3:15-4:15 PM. They’d love to see you there! Here’s a quick description of the workshop.
You did what you were supposed to: you wrote a novel, had it edited, polished it to a shiny gleam, added a fabulous cover, and hit publish. But the readers and money didn’t come. Three indie authors talk about managing your expectations and persevering to write the next book. Get strategies for staying positive and celebrating little wins in a publishing landscape where there is no magic formula for success.
Alexis and Julia both have serials releasing this month. You can click on the cover images to learn more about these books!
It’s July and in the romance industry that can only mean one thing: RWA Nationals is almost here! This month Alexis, Julia, and Mary Chris are breaking down everything you need to know about heading to your first conference including picking workshops, going to signings, and socializing (we promise, you don’t have to eat dinner alone). We’ll be joined by Katie Dunneback (@younglibrian) who has been running the fantastic #RWA1st Twitter chats for first timers to ask questions and get answers about heading to New York City.
The show hits the air at 8:30 PM EST on Tuesday, July 7th.
So click here to RSVP on Google Hangouts and get ready to kick back with your favorite drink!
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