Well, I'll try to follow up yesterday's title -- which what was surely the most sophomoric title in this blog's history -- with a classier day.
I'm on my way to the Washington Romance Writer's yearly retreat, "In the Company of Writers." I'm totally honored and jazzed that they've invited me a second year in a row, not just because it's cool to get to present there, but because the event's marvelous. A the "WRW Retreat," as it's known, writers published and aspiring meet to discuss craft, pitch to agents, and learn a little about the business of romance fiction. But the energy, oh the energy is lovely: calm, friendly, supportive -- which necessarily can't always be the case at larger gatherings because of stress of doing business.
The WRWs are a very fun group, and include the likes of Katherine Caskie and Sophie Jordan, Susan Donovan and a host of other notables you can check out at www.wrwdc.com . But I really feel I must tell you, their crowning jewel is...La Nora.
Every year she speaks Sunday morning, just before the retreat is adjourned, and I kid you not, she's one funny woman. And, like last year, once again I get to be the warm-up act, as it were. This year, the title of my presentation is:
"Snaxy Guys, Smarty Pantses, and Love Online: How Romance B(u)y the Book Readers Built a Community."
So, I'm gonna talk all about you! How you came, you stayed, you kicked cyber-good karma butt. And you helped build yet another positive home for romance on the Inet.
I'm gonna be incommunicado til Sunday nite -- and one of the things I'll talk about at WRW is how you all hostess the place when I'm not around -- so I thought you might want to help me with something.
Tell me, what do you think you add to the
Romance: B(u)y the Book community?
See you Sunday Night!
Encore! See you Sunday night! BTW, The guy above is Wentworth Miller, one of "People Mag's" Top 100 Sexy Guys, and Bella MK's choice for Tohr. Prego. You're welcome. A little pretty-eyed boy gift because I'm gonna miss you.