After the Conference…

2015-07-22 17.25.18


Okay, yeah. I know I look goofy. But it was my first time at the Literacy Signing at RWA. I was surrounded by so many fabulous authors. Many of whom I have read for years. It was a dream come true, and had a blast. And yes, I did have several fangirl moments.

But then it was time to come home. I sat down to ponder the wisdom I had received. And there was a lot. I have a notebook full of great information. But too much can be overwhelming to try to put it all into action at once. So I decided to pick the four that I felt I could commit to doing at this stage of my career.


1. Do something marketing/career related every month. (Barbara Freethy)  This makes so much sense to me. I decided my August goal would be to get my new website up…tada! In September, I will begin a newsletter, so stay tuned for more information on that.

2. Being busy is no excuse not to write. In this day of technology, you can use your phone or other devices to add words where ever you go. (Vanessa Riley) So true! I have been using my smart phone, and I even bought myself an Alphasmart. Love it!!

3. It is important to network and build relationships with other writers and editors. (Nalini Singh) I love building relationships with others connected to writing. Authors, aspiring authors, editors, agents, and readers. These relationships bring support for what is a mostly isolated career choice and opportunities.

4. You need to prioritize. If you want to write more books, than you need to give up something else. (B.J. Daniels, Elle James and Julie Miller) I would like to say that I can give up housework…nah. Still have a husband and children. They have to be my priority. But I can delegate.  I don’t have to do everything. It won’t harm anyone else to do the dishes or fold the laundry. In fact, its good for them. I also don’t need to say yes to everything.


The conference was a great opportunity for me. I met friends, old and new, and learned from some of the best. I’m so happy I went. Its time to put what I have learned into practice, and hopefully become a better writer, and a better person.


Blessings and peace to y’all!!!

Leave a Comment