Mason at RWA National

My morning started at 4:30 am. Why you ask? The sound of wood hitting my hotel room wall in a slow rhythm woke  me. No problem. Right? I thought the same thing, I’ll just wait until it stops and go back to bed.

5:30 am no sign of this slowing down by this point I’ve taken out my computer and started writing not about what’s going on in the room next to me.

6:15 am I start to do a workout knowing the noise isn’t going to stop and I have a busy day ahead of me.

I shower get dressed 7:30 am still no end to the noise. I head out for my day.

Before I left for the conference, I highlighted all the workshops I wanted to go to so I pull out my handy little sheet and cross referenced with the conference program and headed off.

Mastering Your Domain, was the first activity I attended. The discussion was interesting.  The panel answered a lot of questions.

Originally, I had thought I would go to the 15 Synopsis workshop, but after discovering at the first timer evening, what the spotlight for the publishers were, I went to the Harlequin Single titles spotlight and Avon books.

After the wonderful Eloisa James award luncheon, I went to Donald Maass. This was a really well done workshop. He even gave exercises to do on the spot for your current WIP.

Last, I went to TOR’s spotlight.

I had all this great new clothing for the conference. I bought pretty white Jones of New York pants and they did a total wrinkle thing on me. Bummer. And the buttons came off the jacket sleeve so if you notice one of my characters has malfunctions in one of my books. That’s a part of me coming into my work, as I’m always having something happen to my clothing.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Do note that I will post a longer more detailed blog on what I feel I learned at this year’s conference once I’m back home.

For my silly photos of the conference but not of the conference, visit me at my website.



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About Susan Hanniford Crowley

Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Author
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