Are you a fan girl? I’m spending this week at the RWA National Writers Conference and it’s like fan girl heaven for me. So many authors whose writing I adore will be here. It’s like the greatest place on earth if you’re an avid romance reader. You never know who you’ll ride in the elevator with, or which awesome author will be in line next to you at registration.
I ran into a friend at the registration desk my first day here. This is her first conference and she thought she was all set. Right up until she was in line next to Nora. Then she got the whole giddy fan girl thing going on. I can totally relate since my first conference sighting of Nora included a tacky squeal of “OMG.” I quickly learned not to be quite so enthusiastic in my admiration. Or at least not as loud.
This inspired me to come up with my Top Three Fan Girl Tips
· Don’t gush. Polite admiration is always good, but sloppy gushing can get scary.
· Stalking is frowned upon.
· Autographs rock. Favors not so much.
I’m lucky to write for a line and house that is filled with authors I love. So far my favorite fan girl moments have been riding in the elevator with Blaze authors, the lit signing with my awesome CP, Beth Andrews signing her debut book, the Romance Bandits Party and rubbing Terri Garey’s double RITA pins. Its only Wednesday night, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
How about you? Do you have fan girl moments you want to share? Who would you LOVE to meet?