Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Final day of updates

FINAL update -- some folks are still posting, so be sure to bookmark their blogs or subscribe to their feeds. See you next July! :)

Many, many thanks to all the authors, reviewers, bloggers, and readers who took the time, despite a crazy exhausting schedule, to share their experience in Dallas with all their colleagues, fans, friends, and family at home

  1. Michelle Rowen

  2. A Low Profile

  3. The adventures of being me

  4. The Little Pink Clubhouse

  5. Crossed Wires

  6. Dawn M. McClure

  7. Books, Boys, Buzz

  8. Jill Shalvis

  9. Sylvia Day: 1 | 2 | 3

  10. Publisher's Weekly: Beyond the Book

  11. Ramblings on Romance

CC-licensed photo here.

Post-conference posts, 17 July

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  1. Lori Devoti's pics on Flickr

  2. Charmed Life

  3. Publisher's Weekly: Beyond the Book: 1 | 2

  4. Abriendo Puertas

  5. Love is an exploding cigar

  6. A Writer Afoot

  7. Brant Flakes

  8. Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels

  9. Cuppacafe

  10. Warriors of Poseiden: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

  11. Sandra Marton: 1 | 2

  12. Randy Writes Romance

  13. Cosmos and Chat

  14. The Misadventures of Super Librarian

  15. HelenKay Dimon

  16. Harlequin American Romance Authors

  17. Fiona Harper

  18. Michelle Rowen

  19. IMHO

  20. Diana on MySpace

  21. spyscribbler

  22. Title Wave

  23. Blog Jam

  24. Jill Monroe: 1 | 2

  25. So 5

  26. Sonja Foust

  27. The Mess in Progress

  28. Michelle Willingham

  29. Bronwyn Parry

  30. The adventures of being me

  31. Leeann Burke

  32. Maddie James

  33. Work in Progress

  34. Ramblings on Romance: 1 | 2 | 3

  35. Maureen Child

  36. The Goddess Blogs

  37. Dishing with the Divas

  38. Jaci Burton's Muse

  39. Romancing the Blog

  40. Dear Author

  41. Manuscript Mavens: 1 | 2

  42. down the rabbit hole

  43. Karen's Blog

  44. Fangs, Fur, Fey

  45. Library Journal

  46. Riding With The Top Down

  47. Aphrodisia Authors

  48. Writing and Life

  49. BlogHer

  50. Romance Books

  51. Romantic Times

  52. Romantic Inks: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  53. God Uses Broken Vessels

  54. Lillian Feisty

  55. Maya Reynolds

  56. Romance Bandits

  57. The Writing Playground (plus discussion of conference in comments of yesterday's post)

  58. Lia Sebastian

  59. Avon Romance Blog

  60. Risky Regencies

  61. Elisabeth Naughton

  62. At Home with Author Pamela Clare

  63. Deep in the Mines

  64. Debra Salonen

  65. Tales of Intrigue, Danger, Romance and Boredom

  66. Always Chasing Words: 1 | 2

  67. Plot Monkeys

  68. Jill Shalvis

  69. The Good, The Bad, and the Unread

  70. Plotters & Manipulators United

CC-licensed photo here.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Post-conference posts, 16 July

RWA Official Blog

Romancing the Blog: Booksellers grabbing multiple, unsigned copies of free books -- what do you think?

Some of the posts below were linked in earlier days, but had revisions and/or pictures added.

  1. Life on the Bubble: 1 | 2

  2. Pub Rants

  3. Being Bonnie Vanak: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  4. Sela Carsen

  5. Avon Fanlit, Nano, and the writing continues

  6. Magical Musings

  7. The Passionate Pen

  8. The Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills

  9. Author MBA Blog: 1 | 2

  10. Blog Jam

  11. WriteMinded: 1 | 2

  12. Janette Kenny: 1 | 2

  13. Salome's Corner

  14. Red Garnier's Red Pages

  15. A Low Profile

  16. Tales of Danger, Intrigue, Romance and Boredom

  17. The adventures of being me: 1 | 2

  18. Moods & Passions

  19. Jenna Black's Blog Experiment

  20. The Little Pink Clubhouse

  21. Fiona Harper

  22. Jenna's Romantic Notions

  23. Trish Wylie

  24. Jill Shalvis

  25. Musings from the Blonde Side

  26. The Good, The Bad, and The Unread: 1 | 2

  27. Kelly's Place

  28. Sylvia Day: 1 | 2

  29. Lee Ann Burke

  30. Kara Lennox

  31. The Pink Heart Society: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  32. Randy Writes Romance

  33. Deadline Divas

  34. Julie Says

  35. Cosmos and Chat

  36. A Writer Afoot: 1 | 2

  37. Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels

  38. HelenKay Dimon

  39. Work in Progress: 1 | 2

  40. Sandy's Chatterblog: 1 | 2

  41. Kristen Painter

  42. 2 B Read

  43. Ramblings on Romance: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

  44. The Misadventures of Super Librarian

  45. Suzanne McMinn

  46. Nice Mommy, Evil Editor

  47. Dishing with the Divas

  48. Pistols, Passion & Potions

  49. On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  50. Jaci Burton's Muse: 1 | 2

  51. Dear Author

  52. BookEnds, LLC: 1 | 2

  53. Shari's thoughts on writing and life

  54. Loreth Anne White

  55. Books, Boys, Buzz

  56. A Little Creative License

  57. Writing, Reading, and More, Oh My!

  58. Margaret Daly

  59. Michelle Pillow

  60. Soapbox Divas Speak

  61. God Uses Broken Vessels

  62. Romance that thrives in dark places

  63. Affairs of the Pen

  64. The Little Pink Clubhouse
90 links today! WHEW! :)

Bonus link: One look at the future of books -- in French, but you don't need to understand French to get the vision.

CC-licensed photo here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Departing Dallas

Updated 3x a day -- CTL-Refresh to override browser caching

Golden Heart and RITA winners -- congratulations to everyone :)

Huge props to Sarah and Candy of Smart Bitches and Jane of Dear Author who liveblogged the awards when the RWA server crashed repeatedly last night.

  1. The World According to Sandy James

  2. Fangs, Fur, Fey

  3. The Good, The Bad, and the Unread

  4. On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  5. Journey of Writer Danica Favorite

  6. Life on the Bubble

  7. Maya Reynolds

  8. Red Garnier's Red Pages

  9. Debra Salonen

  10. Books and Stuff

  11. Misadventures of Super Librarian

  12. Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels

  13. Romance that thrives in dark places

  14. Romance Bandits

  15. The Pink Heart Society

  16. Writing Away on Cedar Key

  17. Publisher's Weekly: Beyond the Book

  18. No rules. Just write.

  19. The Goddess Blogs

  20. Abriendo Puertas

  21. Dishing with the Divas

  22. Debra Salonen

  23. Bronwyn Jameson

  24. Maya Reynolds

  25. Heather Foeh

  26. Being Bonnie Vanak: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |

  27. At Home With Author Pamela Clare

  28. Salome's Corner

  29. A Low Profile

  30. Moods&Passions

  31. DeeCee Talks

  32. Harlequin American Romance Authors

  33. The Pink Heart Society: 1 | 2 | 3

  34. Sleeping with the Author

  35. The Misadventures of Super Librarian

  36. Pistols, Passion & Potions

  37. Dallas News

CC-licensed photos: here and here

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Day Four, the Climax

Updated 3x a day -- CTL-Refresh to override browser caching

RWA Official Blog

Winner of "What were they thinking?!"

Posting mini-updates throughout day
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels
Dear Author (lots of posts today)
Alison Kent

  1. Salome's Corner

  2. Ramblings on Romance: 1 | 2

  3. Leeann Burke

  4. Musings From The Blonde Side: 1 | 2

  5. SisterWriters: 1 | 2

  6. Moods&Passions: 1 | 2

  7. Maddie James

  8. HelenKay Dimon

  9. The Misadventures of Super Librarian

  10. DeeCee Talks

  11. The Pink Heart Society: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

  12. The Little Pink Clubhouse: 1 | 2 | 3

  13. Pub Rants

  14. WriteMinded: 1 | 2

  15. Being Bonnie Vanak: 1
  16. | 2
  17. Magical Musings

  18. Mel-O-Drama

  19. Nice Mommy, Evil Editor

  20. The Goddess Blogs

  21. Dear Author

  22. Romance: By the Blog

  23. Abriendo Puertas

  24. God Uses Broken Vessels

  25. Maya Reynolds

  26. Romance Bandits

  27. My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray

  28. Surrender to the Passion

  29. At Home With Author Pamela Clare

  30. A Low Profile

  31. The adventures of being me

  32. Books, Boys, Buzz

  33. Publisher's Weekly: Beyond the Book

  34. Dishing with the Divas

  35. Pistols, Passion & Potions

  36. Jaci Burton's Muse

CC-licensed photos: here, here, and here

Friday, July 13, 2007

Day Three, Friday the 13th

Final update completed for the day -- CTL-Refresh to override browser caching

Winner of Add a New Blog to the Blogroll: Carol B.!
Email me with your book choice and address please. :)

RWA Official Blog (new posts up)

Posting mini-updates throughout day
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels
Dear Author
Alison Kent

  1. The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite

  2. The Mess in Progress

  3. Salome's Corner: 1 | 2

  4. The adventures of being me

  5. DeeCee Talks

  6. Jenna's Romantic Notions

  7. Shanna's Journal

  8. Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels

  9. Amy on MySpace

  10. Michelle Willingham

  11. Story Broads

  12. Cosmos and Chat

  13. DeeCee Talks: 1 | 2

  14. Dear Author: 1 | 2

  15. A Low Profile

  16. Pub Rants: 1 | 2

  17. Suzanne McMinn

  18. Jaci Burton

  19. Being Bonnie Vanak

  20. Cuppacafe (scroll for brief Twitter updates)

  21. Romancing the Blog: 1 | 2

  22. God Uses Broken Vessels

  23. Title Wave

  24. Ramblings on Romance

  25. Personal Blog of Kay Stockham
  26. : 1 | 2 | 3
  27. Jeaniene Frost

  28. The Journal of Celia May Hart: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

  29. Jaci Burton: 1 | 2 | 3

  30. Leah Braemel: 1 | 2

  31. Crossed Wires

  32. The Mess in Progress

  33. Lynn's Realization of a Dream: 1 | 2

  34. Maria Zannini

  35. Megan Crane: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

  36. On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  37. Sonja Foust: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

  38. Romance: By the Blog

  39. Bookends, LLC

  40. Maddie James

  41. The Spiced Tea Party

  42. Natasha Fondren

  43. Web Petals: 1 | 2

  44. Heather Foeh

  45. No rules. Just write.

  46. Maya Reynolds: 1 | 2

  47. Romance Bandits: 1 | 2

  48. At Home With Author Pamela Clare

  49. Salome's Corner

  50. The adventures of being me

  51. Books, Boys, Buzz

  52. Jill Shalvis

  53. Musings from the Blonde Side

  54. The Pink Heart Society

  55. Smart Bitches, Trashy Novels: 1 | 2

  56. Beyond the Book

  57. Dishing with the Divas

CC-licensed photos: here (CC), here (CC), and here (CC).

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Day Two, Bebes

Updated 3x a day (at least)

RWA Official Blog: they changed the link on me, doh!

The Little Pink Clubhouse: PRO retreat, great speech by Lisa Kleypas, and more
Lia's Ramblings: Thursday Thirteen
Michelle Willingham: literacy fair
My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray: hobnobbing with the famous
Moods&Passions: sightseeing and why volunteering is a good thing
Musings from the Blonde Side: misc ramblings
Harlequin American Romance Authors: memories of a first sale at National
The Pink Heart Society: literacy signing
Randy Writes Romance: do not expect coherence
Deadline Divas: day two and already wiped out
HelenKay Dimon: Dallas is a lot livelier these days
spy scribbler: a day in the life

Pistols, Passions, and Potions: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
The Pink Heart Society: invading author rooms, and more
Sleeping with the Author: finally arrived

DeeCee Talks: when ditching a workshop is the right idea
Suzanne McMinn: book-signing-palooza and lotsa photos
Ramblings on Romance: more on Day One
The Misadventures of SuperLibrarian: book orgy
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels: summit of bitchery and planetary implications
The Pink Heart Society: Thursday Thirteen (Goody Room version)
Sandy's Chatterblog: 20 free books and counting
Cosmos and Chat: one pic, more promised

Mel-O-Drama: Mission Diss
Being Bonnie Vanak: mystery solved and underwear; PAN notes; Ronda
The Mess in Progress: early morning observations
Bookends, LLC: Thursday at National
Risky Regencies: greetings from Dallas
WriteMinded: top ten reasons Shannon has never been to a National
At Home with Author Pamela Clare: Ronda/RWA
Salome's Corner: lost bags reappear and kisses are dispensed
A Low Profile: after one night on a sofa bed ..... and lots of great pics including a wonderful profile of The Hat
Alison Kent: who promises more pics soon
Crossed Wires: winner of the worst flight so far?
The Good, the Bad, and the Unread: quick update
Leeann Burke: quick recap

Romance by the Blog: several postings and lotsa pics, scroll to catch them all
Sandra's Goings On: fun, crazy times
Life on the Bubble: literacy signing

Mel-O-Drama: lotsa cleavage, consider yourself warned :)
The Pink Heart Society: the literacy signing, and the booksellers tea,
Being Bonnie Vanak: sad news and the literacy fair
No rules. Just write: first day recap
God Uses Broken Vessels: congrats to Angela!
Mess in Progress: no such thing as a free lunch or ....
DeeCee Talks: recap of the day
Jenna's Romantic Notions: Thursday Thirteen
Jill Shalvis: those scrupulous volunteers at the door of the literacy signing ...
Randy Writes Romance: and documents the ant situation
Random Ravings of a Romance Writer: first night at National
The Misadventures of SuperLibrarian: youngest librarian in the room
Dishing with the Divas: literacy signing and lotsa pics

Dear Author: tons of photos from literacy signing including the famous Sherrilyn Kenyon black swan hat (bless you, DA!); keeps scrolling, lots there
Books, Boys, Buzz: Marley does Dallas
Maya Reynolds: news from the front
Moods&Passions: "I haven't been so concerned about my appearance since my wedding day."
Maddie James: (scroll past book trailer) heels all week
DeeCee Talks: literacy signing
Abriendo Puertas: photos from literacy signing
Writing Playground: answers to your questions

CC-licensed photos: here (CC), here (CC) and here (CC)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Last edit for today: 10 45 pm EST

RWA Official Blog: first posts up by Jill Limber, Suz Brockmann, Linda Howard, Carla Neggers.

Cuppacafe: photos from the first day
Mel-O-Drama: wine with Barbara Samuel
Little Pink Clubhouse: day one
Dear Author: official decisions on publisher recognition
Sonja Foust: Twitter entry at top of posts, plus photos and short posts via iPhone 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Kara Lennox: you can quit your day job
Randy Writes Romance: getting to Dallas and then ants in the bed!

Fog City Divas: 1 | 2
The Pink Heart Society: tips, shipping books,
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels: update for the Bitching Hour
My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray: the mythical Goody Room
DeeCee Talks: description and photo of loot from Goody Room; same for registration loot bag

Mel-O-Drama: promises of more cleavage and some photos
Dear Author: 1 | 2 -- whole feed here including short Twitter-like posts
Jenna's Romantic Notions: Day One and how to get into the Nora Master Writer class :)
Michelle Willingham: some pics of who she has seen so far
A Low Profile: slumming it in the Parlor Room
Suzanne McMinn: meeting up with friends
Harlequin American Romance Authors: four days of madness and the motivation to write

Plotters & Manipulators United: the much buzzed Thomas book should hit the Goody Room this afternoon
Being Bonnie Vanak: four pounds of shoes
The Mess in Progress: leaving on a jet plane
Musings from the Blonde Side: quick hello
Unusual Historicals: reasons to attend the conference

The Pink Heart Society: reposting this from yesterday because they have added first impressions under all the time/zone schedule info at top, so scroll, scroll, scroll! :)
Aleuromancy: arriving on Thursday with a manicure
Sonja Foust: tests out posting text and a photo from her iPhone
The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite: an otter on the tail
The Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills: looking forward to the signing
Writing Playground: off to Dallas
Pub Rants: no rant today as the plane arrived on time :)
My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray: lost luggage (warning -- banner image is a little racy, Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for me at least)
At Home With Author Pamela Clare: schedule for National
Moods&Passions: arrived in Dallas
Jill Shalvis: the hotel will be filled with the two things Jill is most scared of :)
Beyond the Book: grateful for the small mercies, like no tornados
Debora Dennis Mills: ready set go
Paperback Writer: virtual workshop and links to others

CC-licensed photos: here (CC), here (CC), and here (CC)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Farewell to Kathleen Woodiwiss

Updated frequently

Farewell to Kathleen Woodiwiss whose novel Shanna was a revelation to me in seventh grade.
  1. At Home With Pamela Clare

  2. Romance By The Blog

  3. Dear Author

  4. The Goddess Blogs

  5. Terry Stone

  6. JC Wilder

  7. Low Profile

  8. Yahoo 360

  9. Adele DuBois

  10. Tech Me Tonight

  11. Heidi Betts

  12. Ann Christopher

  13. Renaissance Woman

  14. Sandy James

  15. Elisa Rolle

  16. Charlene Yeglia

  17. Sylvia Day

  18. Elle Fredrix

  19. Susan Wiggs

  20. Publishers Weekly

  21. What I Know So Far

  22. Mary Stella's Postcards From Paradise

  23. Fog City Divas

  24. Jaunty Quills

  25. Risky Regencies

  26. Unusual Historicals

  27. SisterWriters

  28. GalleyCat

  29. Waterboro Library

  30. Book Browse

  31. Lesa's Book Critques

  32. Big Banana Slug

  33. Beth Ann Allen

  34. Associated Press

  35. Romance Reader At Heart Ponderings Blog

  36. Next Authors

  37. Riding With The Top Down

  38. MSN Entertainment

  39. Media Bistro

  40. Running With Quills

  41. Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels

  42. USA Today

  43. Star Tribune

  44. Sacramento Bee

  45. Nashua Telegraph

  46. The Writing Life

  47. A Little Cheese With That Whine

  48. Avon Romance Blog

  49. Big Bad Book Blog (scroll down)

  50. Access Romance

  51. Writers Across Time

  52. Deadline Hellions

  53. Philadelphia Inquirer

  54. Charlotte Observer (scroll down)

  55. The Ledger

  56. Love in Bloom

  57. Darien Library

  58. Romance Bandits (scroll down to PS)

  59. KFMB

  60. LA Times

  61. Moldova.org

  62. Cincinnati Enquirer (scroll to last paragraph)

  63. AHN

  64. International Herald Tribune

  65. West Central Tribune

  66. Cupcakes, Cats & Shooz

  67. Novelspot

  68. Book Talk

  69. Minneapolis Star Tribune

  70. Washington Post: 1 | 2

  71. Pierceland Herald

  72. KXMB

  73. STL Today

  74. Post-Bulletin

  75. Tampa Book Buzz

  76. Steve Shickles

  77. The Benton Crier

  78. The New York Times

  79. The Daily Advertiser

Welcome to Dallas!

Rosemary Clement-Moore: meet up with other YA authors
Debora Dennis Mills: first time at National
Maureen Child: another approach to packing
DeeCee Talks: who kills her husband in every book?
The Pink Heart Society: time zones from around the world to plan when to check in at the RWA site
The Little Pink Clubhouse: spotting friends and colleagues
Mel-O-Drama: one night drinking, and this is what happens ...
Being Bonnie Vanak: the wonders of Tide stain sticks
Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels: the time and place for a meet-up has been set
Mess in Progress: how booked is your schedule?
Smarmy and Self-Satisfied: low-minded article on the conference -- the pinched cover from Longmire was my first clue (a funny web page, but not exactly a primary resource for writing about the romance genre with any pretense towards intelligence or integrity) /rant
Mel-O-Drama: Mel survives Tower of Terror on the flight and then takes the airport author circle ride with .......
Fiona Harper: made it to Dallas and tried that special "ice cream" on her pancakes
Title Wave: the days ahead
Wild Rose Press: stuff to do in Dallas courtesy of the multiblogging Sonja :)
DeeCee Talks: will relations with Britain ever be repaired?
Dishing with the Divas: Candice promises pics from Dallas
In the Bookroom: dazzling in Dallas
Romance Reviews Today: has a link to the RWA chat on Friday the 13th
New look for RWA site: nice! that explains why the site was down in the wee hours of the morning (no redirects on subpages, so if you linked anywhere in the site but the home page, your links may be broken as mine were)
RWA National Official Blogs: looks very nice, still just the schedule up, comments not yet functional (as of 11 am EST) or they are working, but I couldn't comment because I couldn't get the second log-in to work.
Shari's thoughts on writing and life: is it a bad sign when you start packing room freshner?
Sandy's Chatterblog: a brief review of the hotel, the room, the view, the food
Mess in Progress: why National?
Romancing the Blog: nice set'o'links for those not attending National
Tales of Intrigue, Danger, Romance, and Boredom: off to see the wizard
Suzanne McMinn: stalking the famous author (h/t Sonja)
Paperback Writer: second year of doing virtual workshops during National
Dear Author: four readers in a sea of writers, stay tuned for what they find out
The Writing Playground: off to National!
Maddie James: one more day! (scroll down past book trailer to view post)
Being Bonnie Vanak: the value of a good briefcase (for those of you reading from work, the post contains a photo of what appears to be a nude model behind a briefcase)

CC-licensed photos: here (CC) and here (CC)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Pre-conference posts 9 July

Farrah Rochon: Farrah will have over sixty friends and family attend the Literacy Signing (wow!!)
Beyond the Book: Barb's big adventure
The Scriber's Muse: packing
Deep in the Mines: off to National!
The Write Calling: off to National!
BookEnds, LLC: survival tips for National
Being Bonnie Vanak: pitching your book on the run
Life on the Bubble: one more day to get things done
The Writing Playground: everything you need to do before leaving for National
My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray: cleaning as a cure for hysteria (warning -- banner image is a little racy, Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for me at least)
Blog Jam: a conference quiz of sorts :)
Salome's Corner: getting jazzed
A Low Profile: testing mad camera skillz on innocent Poms :)
Crossed Wires: nothing to do now by relax
Sylvia Day: come say hi!
Harlequin American Romance Authors: two days of packing, interspersed with some mooning over Mr. Redford
Maddie James: running ragged
Pistols, Passion & Potions: one of the catchiest blog names ever :)
No rules. Just write.: foolproof packing tips
AccessRomance: anticipation (can you ever think about that word without thinking of ketchup? probably a generational thing)

CC-licensed photos: here (CC) and here (CC)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Pre-conference posts 8 July

No rules. Just write: gearing up for National
Mess in Progress: divide and conquer
Beth Ciotta: networking in your comfort zone (links to rest of the excellent series here)
Affairs of the Pen: National To Do list
Life on the Bubble: tips on tipping
Jenna Black's Blog Experiment: Jenna hates packing
Sandy's Chatterblog: blow-by-blow packing photos
Being Bonnie Vanak: how to handle the overstuffed author
On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens: ramping up for National
Crossed Wires: how to pack for five days of multitudinous events
Brant Flakes: a lucky day to pack and prep
Jenna's Romantic Notions: Romance Divas are having a virtual National on their site, check it out
Being Bonnie Vanak: madly writing before National
My Life in Black and White and Sometimes Gray: scared to death about National (warning -- banner image is a little racy, Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for me at least)

CC-licensed photo: here