Round up of Bloggers Blogging and Tweeters Tweeting about Nationals
Sarah Wendell over at Smart Bitches posted an entertaining RWA Mini Recap with details on too much beer at their Bootleg Booksigning, the standing-room-only success of the Digital Rogue Conference, and the healthy turnout for RWA’s last minute bone thrown to eBook authors and publishers, the “Digital Initiatives” seminar.
Barbara Vey has a quick post at Publisher’s Weekly about Janet Evanovich’s inspiring Q&A at breakfast this morning. Apparently Evanovich made her first sale only after buring a crate filled with 10 years of rejections letters.[warmth = better use for rejections than papering bathroom walls, IMHO]
Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. Life is long.
Meanwhile, the tweetosphere is on fire for the RWA Nationals:
- Elle Drake, RWA attendee and writer of dark paranormal romance, broke the news on the winners of the Prism Awards for futuristic novel and novella
- Quartet Press is currently engaged in an interesting twitterfest at hashtag #rwa09, answering questions about copyrights. Hint: if you’re writing under a pseudonym, it’s still better to copyright a book under your real name. Lots of great info about how to protect your work.
- Looking for photos from Nationals? So far, I’ve struck out on Flickr, but Twitter has photos posted by various tweeters.
- One of the best blogs I’ve found, Blogging Nationals, is featuring a compilation of notable tweets from D.C. The tweeters themselves are quoting romance authors. Though these are recycled quotes, my favorite is:
Every time I hear writers talk about ‘the muse,’ I just want to bitch-slap them. It’s a job. Do your job.
- Finally, for all of us who aren’t at the conference, and are feeling sorry for ourselves, join the twitter chatter at #rwaenvy.