Stuff I've been thinking about...
I'm excited about a few things. Don't you love it when you have something fabulous to look forward to? This Saturday I'm going to meet with some of the SoCal bloggers from our little corner of Romancelandia. Well a couple of them anyway. On Saturday Wendy, the mighty and wonderful Super Librarian and Holly of Book Binge and What Were You Expecting will be meeting me to talk books, blogging and cheesecake. Not necessarily in that order and not necessarily the cheesecake you eat. :P
BTW, is Rowena joining us? Anybody know? Nikki, you get the all clear yet? Let me know ladies. The more the merrier I say. Email me at RnG1180@aol.com and I'll send you the details.
Since this gathering is in the interest of grilling (maybe that's not the best word choice there) Wendy about RWA it is sort of short notice. So we are planning another gathering in the Fall sometime. Everyone in SoCal interested in joining us keep it in mind. We will brain storm a bit and chat about it on Saturday and see what sort of consensus we come up with.
Besides the excitement of meeting up with people on Saturday, I've been thinking quite a bit about RWA next year in San Francisco. Primarily because I've been looking at the hotel site and day dreaming about making the trip. Has it deflated any of you reader/blogger types at all about attending the RWA next year in San Francisco in light of comments by some writers and RWA members who may be uncomfortable with reader/reviewer/bloggers being there? Frankly, before this was even mentioned online yesterday, I was wondering if the authors were feeling a bit stifled by non-writers being there.
I'm not a writer. I don't profess to be one. I am not an aspiring writer either. I'm also not an editor, an agent or work for a publisher. I'm not a librarian, and I don't have a blog or review site with huge numbers or traffic. I'm just one person who has been reading romance novels for almost 30 years. That's a lot of book purchases and a lot of reading. Even so, do I belong at RWA? I sure hope so because I have every intention of going. The timing is right, it's in my home state and I don't know if I will ever make it to another convention, but I sure want to go to this one.
What do you other readers think? Even if the RWA membership doesn't mind or care if we are there, should we be? Is there a place for the fan/blogger/reader/reviewer at RWA?
In the meantime...San Francisco here I come.