To say that I had a fabulous time is an understatement. I met so many new authors, agents and editors my head is practically spinning. And I already have reservations on the bench with V and M.B. for next year. I can hardly wait. Water and Pink lemonade for everyone!
I’d love to hang out with all of these wonderful people more than once or twice a year, but to be honest I’d probably fall apart if I did. Yes, there were parties. Yes, there were a few drinks, and yes a lot of great conversations till the wee hours of the morning. Many I will remember forever.
That being said it is probably why I still don’t have my voice back. Well, that and the fact that our room never reached above 65 degrees at any time day or night. I’m not sick, just exhausted. I must say it sucks to get old. LOL
So here is my ramble….
Being a romance author opens you up to all kinds of odd conversation. Not within the community of writers. Because if you are one, you’ll totally understand this.
There were a few moments where I actually wanted to deny that I wrote romance only because I knew what was coming. So here we all are sitting around having great chats and someone not associated with the conference asks if we’re romance writers. (Can you see me cringe?)
Well at one point we were told about this person’s sex life. Now, honestly I don’t want to know about that. It’s a little TMI even when you’re among friends – ya know what I’m sayin’. But the person was either looking for advice or thought it would end up in a book, either way I must say it creeped me out a bit.
Another time—same question—we were told how in love this person was, and had to listen to their song. Now I love a good love story, and this was love of the deepest kind…or as deep as it could be in a month’s time. But it was the forever kind ya know??? And yes I’m being a bit of a smart ass here. Lust I understand in that early stage of the game. But I think it took me 10 years, a lot of ups and downs to really appreciate my HHB, and be so in love with him I couldn’t imagine life without him in it. (sorry got a little mushy there)
I did find it ironic that perfect strangers felt comfortable enough to tell us very personal aspects of their lives, just because we wrote romance. What other business can you get to know people so quickly? What other business gives you instant commonality?
Really, I wouldn’t change it for the world – I dig this business and in 10 years I might actually love it! LOL
So anything like this ever happened to you? Tell me I want to know.