If you’re a member of Romance Writers of America, you know today is the day registration opens for their annual conference. This is a big deal because it’s also the first day to book a room at the conference hotel. This year, everything will take place in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. I haven’t been to this location yet, but typically, the main conference hotels book up within hours. For some, that’s not a big deal, but I learned the hard way that I prefer to be in the main hotel.
When I went to my first RWA conference years ago, I signed up about a month after registration opened. Of course, the main hotels were booked, so I had to stay in a hotel that was supposedly not far from the conference hotel. I suppose, on paper, it’s not far. However, when you’re in heels and need to go back and forth to your room to drop off books you’ve collected from signings and workshops, it can feel like it’s miles away. Owies on the feet.
This is the second year in a row I’ll be rooming with M.C. Vaughan, my 2015 #PitchWars mentee and new BBF. When we met for the first time, it was as if we’d known each other forever. *cue angelic singing* We had a blast, and I can’t wait to hang out with her again.
If you’re going to #RWA17, let me know. I organize a few get-togethers with my writing groups and would love to meet you too.