Today I thought I would talk about RWA Nationals. For those of you not in the RWA, the conference registration opened today. It's in Atlanta from July 17-20. I'm still not sure whether or not I'll be able to go. With rough numbers, I priced it out to just under $1900 for four days (including food and travel etc...). A lot, right?
That being said, I loved my experience at RWA Nationals in 2009. It was one of the most inspirational times of my life. I truly felt like I could write a novel and be published after attending. It was amazing. Over 2000 writers (mostly romance, but a lot of fantasy and sci-fi too!) together for four days to share their experiences and their friendships. I made some of the best writer friends there-- Monica McCarty, Delilah Marvelle, Bella Andre, Jami Alden etc... It was phenomenal! Aside from all of that, you get to attend as many workshops as you want, and they have the best free swag of any conference I've ever been to.
Can you tell I really want to go again? LOL. Alas, I'll have to wait and see what happens with our finances.
Have you ever been to an RWA National Conference? Are you thinking of going this year?