RNA Conference – Day Two

Catching a breather before getting all glammed up for the Gala Dinner.

It’s been a busy day, packed with useful information and a great meeting with an editor.

Some of the highlights?  Using Theme to deepen and focus your novel. The opportunities of publishing with Harlequin outwith their category series. Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. Cross genres – Robot Porn?  The difference between UK and North American markets. Diversifying your career. The beginning of the journey after you’ve been published.

Lots to think about and absorb.

RNA Conference – Day One

Opening day of the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference in Sheffield, England.  I joined the RNA through their New Writers’ Scheme at the beginning of the year and decided to take the plunge and go to their summer conference.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not the kind of person who is comfortable walking into a room of total strangers, so last night the butterflies started. Big time!

As it turns out, I had nothing to fear.  Everyone has been extremely friendly.

All kinds of impressions from the first day, but being surrounded by so many successful authors, some with over 60 books published, here’s the one that stands out the most.

Writers WRITE.

They don’t talk about it. They sit down at their laptops and, as the advert says, they just DO it.