Thursday, August 12, 2010
2010 RWA National Conference
As I was thinking about writing today's blog I was torn between two subjects that are really on my mind right now-Conference and football. It has been tough to get into the swing of things at school because I want to stay at home and either read about football or work on the requests we got at conference. Neither of these trains of thought are really very conducive to teaching 4th graders reading. In the end, I chose to talk about last month's RWA national conference since there is really still a little more time until football season starts, even in Alabama.
As some of the other gals have mentioned, conference this year was GREAT! I personally had a wonderful conference. I got to attend the Leadership Conference on Wednesday for my local chapter; then, on Thursday I got the chance to present the newly declared candidates for the upcoming elections at the Annual General Meeting. I also had the opportunity to meet lots and lots of people. I gave out over 200 cards and got many back in return. Meeting new people is one of my very favorite things. I know that many writers are more introverted than I am but I absolutely love getting to talk with all the different people I cross paths with.
Of course. this year one of the highest of highlights was meeting the another writing team, Staci and Sara! It was wonderful to talk with another pair about their process and how the partnership works for them.
I was reminded of again and again through out the conference, how absolutely great my local RWA chapter,Heart of Dixie, is. The chapter members all pulled together and helped each other in hundreds of different ways. I know we have mentioned before how great we think our RWA chapter is, but seeing how everyone worked hard make the conference good for our first timers truly warmed my heart. I feel very fortunate and blessed to be part of such a fabulous sisterhood--and the shoes aren't bad either!
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