Many writers are admitted introverts who are most comfortable in the privacy of their offices or writing space and who avoid large boisterous groups of people like the plague. Working in their pajamas suits these writers just fine and if they never attend a writers' conference, well, that's just fine too.
But I'm not like those writers -- I think because I'm left-handed my brain thrives on the not-usual things, so attending conferences rejuvenates my creativity even if it exhausts my body! I sit in on workshops about the craft of writing in the hopes of learning something from experienced writers that will help me hone my skills. I listen to some of my favorite authors to gain insight into how they create their wonderful stories. I meet, chat, network and talk with other colleagues and friends in the business to keep up on what's happening in the industry and to keep in touch.
All in all, I love it!
If anyone is in the Walt Disney World area and would like to stop in, please do! Stop by the BR section and say hello and let me know what you like about romance novels.
If you can't stop by, post a suggestion about what you like best about reading romance novels and I''ll pick 2 winners (by 8am Thursday morning) to receive gift coupons for a digital copy of my Harlequin Historical Undone - A NIGHT FOR HER PLEASURE. The coupons must be redeemed through the eHarlequin.com bookstore and be used by July 31, 2010.
Terri will be signing her new Harlequin Historical THE MERCENARY'S BRIDE and her latest Kensington Brava anthology UNDONE at the RWA Booksigning for Literacy on 7/28@5:30pm in WDW Orlando. Visit her website for more info about her upcoming books and events at www.terribrisbin.com