Friday, August 5, 2011

Countdown to Conference!

SQUEE!!! This time next week, I'll be getting all dolled up for the Harlequin ''Roaring Twenties'' cocktail party at the Romance Writers of Australia 20th Conference.

To say I cannot wait is a MASSIVE understatement.

Going to RW Oz, is one of the most inspiring things on my annual calendar. Not only do I KNOW I'm going to be blown away by fabulous speakers and have light bulb moment after moment at the workshops, but I get to catch up with people who have become some of my closest friends.

This year specifically, I'm looking forward to:

  • Getting my first sale ribbon thanks to the fabulous Carina Press who bought my book One Perfect Night, which will be a December release.
  • Meeting Angela James - also of Carina Press.
  • Going to the Harlequin Author Dinner on Thursday (because Carina Press authors are Harlequin authors).
  • Networking with other writers, editors and agents.
  • Listening to Susan Wiggs - who I've recently started to read and of whom I'm now a HUGE fan.
  • Going to Fiona Lowe's workshop - having been to a few of hers before now, I KNOW we'll be in for a huge treat!
So what about you? Will I see you at RWAus11? What's your favourite thing about going to conference?


Anita Joy said...

I can't wait!! I think my fave things are the same as yours, Rach, seeing friends and those lightbulb moments - just being immersed in writing for a few days *bliss*.

I go in 5 sleeps...

Anonymous said...

Rachael, have a FABULOUS time! (think that goes without saying) And congrats again on that first sale ribbon!!!!

scarlet wilson said...

I'm excited for you! And I want to hear all about it and see the photos!

Helen Lacey said...

That's a great list Rach!
Catching up with friends, attendng workshops, raiding the mini-bar . . . looking forward to all of it.

Robyn Grady said...

I'll be there! Just a quickie for me this year though, so I'll miss the H dinner :sob:
Looking forward to seeing you accept your first sale ribbon!!

Jackie Ashenden said...

My favourite thing about going to conference will be seeing YOU!!! :-) Oh and being getting the High Five award. But that's a distant second.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Sounds like a fabulous time, Rachael. Have fun and take pictures!

Lacey Devlin said...


I'm so excited about your ribbon and I can't wait to see the pics!

Rachael Johns said...

Thank you everyone - can't wait to catch up with some of you and post gossip and photos for the rest.

Lacey - when are you gonna make it to a conf? x

Lacey Devlin said...

I have my fingers and toes crossed for 2012 and beautiful Perth :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow Rach, what a wonderful post! I also got a lot out of Bob Mayer's workshop. And I agree with Helen, you summed up his workshop perfectly. Loved the photos too!