Friday, October 21, 2005

Chapter Conference Time!

We're having our annual Fall Writer's Retreat for my local RWA chapter and I've been quite busy preparing for it. Last night we set up the tables and chairs and tonight we're having our dessert reception for Deb Dixon.

I'm a bit nervous because our chapter president will not be there and since I'm the vice president, the duties fall to me. I wrote my welcome speech last night and I think it turned out pretty good.

Dessert reception tonight (whoops, I already had a donut for breakfast, courtesy of my supervisor - darn it!) and then tomorrow is the full-day conference. We're quite pleased with the number of participants, which includes a few published authors!

Anyway, I discovered last night that I wasn't quite as excited about the actual conference as I have been in the past simply because I have been in charge of organizing a lot of it. And it has taken away from my writing time. But, I really don't mind because it's only once a year and I really enjoy preparing for it.

I'll post some of the highlights from Deb's workshops over the weekend or on Monday.

Hope you all have a terrific weekend!


  1. I hope your conference goes well! Can't wait to hear about it.

  2. I love Deb's workshops. She's such a great speaker. Hope you have fun and learn lots!

    Then back to writing next week!!

  3. I hope you guys have a great time!

  4. I am so jealous--you have great fun!!!

  5. Hope you had a great time at the conference!!!

  6. It's so true--when you're involved in the "behind the scenes" work, it tends to take away some of the enjoyment. Nonetheless, good luck to you and hope it goes well!

  7. Hope everything went off without a hitch. Sounds like you got it all under control!

  8. I agree with Toni -- I am so jealous! The work part of it can detract from the enjoyment, but how awesome to be in the mix with other authors!



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