Akkk! I signed up for the Ottawa Romance Writers conference and blogged about it yesterday, and then JK Choi posted about one she’s going to in NJ in October that is SOOOO tempting. JR Ward’s going to be there. Eloisa James is going to be there. (Okay, she’s going to be here in Canada too that month, so that’s not as big a draw as normal.) But I want to go to that one too!
Can I afford both? *sob* I can’t really afford Ottawa, so probably not. I wonder if Gizmo Guy would notice if I disappear that weekend … or if JK might notice when I hide in her trunk?
Plus I just discovered the Bloody Words conference is going on in Toronto THIS weekend – June 6 – 9th. How had I not heard about it before? Anyone else from this area going?
TRW’s own Kelley Armstrong is going to be there, along with a whole bunch of agents and editors and other authors. There are works such as “Girls just wanna have guns“, “Forget CSI: How Canadian Cops investigate“, Sins of the Father which discusses what sins of the past lead to present day murders, Kelley is participating in one called: “Not Your Ordinary Sleuth” (Crooks, blind doctors, psychics – they’re sleuths? Why not?). There’s also Romancing the Agent, “Art Imitates Life”, “What Crime authors should know about firearms”, etc. etc. There’s even a panel on poisons.
All right, it’s not a romance writers’ conference, it’s a crime writers’ venue, but still. That close to home and I hadn’t even heard about it?
Oh, and the writing is going well – I switched to Sam’s story yesterday, wrote another 2100 words. And Dani required the googlemeister’s services for a couple hours, and I critiqued Marley’s requested sub for HQs SR. How’s your day going?