Wow, friends, what a month it’s been. I take that back–what a year it’s been so far! Now that I’m home from my adventure to New York City for the Romance Writers of America® national conference, I figured it’s time to share some of the excitement with you.
This conference was both my first RWA national and the largest writers’ event I’ve ever attended. Going as a Golden Heart® finalist and a debut author made the week even more wild, but I am so glad I coughed up the big bucks to make this trip happen. (And a huge thank you to my husband and parents for keeping the kids alive!!)
Everybody questions whether huge national writers’ conferences are worth the money. In this case at least, the answer for me was a resounding yes. Not only did I savor being one of the “belles of the ball” as a finalist in the last year of the Golden Heart, but more importantly, I connected with so many amazing writers and industry professionals.
Alas, there’s too much to share all in one post, so let’s start off with New York City and a bit about the conference experience. Next time, I’ll share about being a finalist and some of the people I met, and then the third post will wrap up with food and fashion.
And now, on to the pictures!
As you can see, Manhattan was an amazing place to visit, and I wish I could’ve seen more. If I’d had time, I would’ve squeezed in a Broadway show and a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guess I’ll just have to go back some day!
Have you been to NYC? What were your favorite sights? Please share in the comments below!