Saturday, July 25, 2009

NO Blogging National in 2010

Over the three years of doing the blog (for about a month each year), the daily visit numbers declined from thousands per day to just a few hundred. I think that's a great sign of an increasingly tech-savvy RWA membership and also of a sharply decreased demand for this blog.

Enjoy Nashville. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23

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In the spirit of romance and celebrating love, here is an AWESOME video:
JK Wedding Entrance Dance
Victoria Janssen: RWA National Conference 2009 Report, Part Three
AccessRomance: Post National Glow
Nights of Passion: RWA Nationals
Tessa Dare: RWA Conference Roundup, Part 2
Trish Milburn & Tricia Mills : Back From National
Writing Away on Cedar Key: Post Washington & RWA ~
Kay Stockham: More Pics
The Writing Playground: Conference Frenzy
Aunt Cindy Explains It All: Debuts That Rock & RWA National
Sizzling Pens: Shock and awe, part two | Shock and awe

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, 22 July

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Victoria Janssen: RWA National Conference 2009 Report, Part One | RWA National Conference 2009 Report, Part Two
AccessRomance: FanGirl in DC!
Being Bonnie Vanak: What I learned at RWA 09
Brianna's Mommy: Passionate Ink speech
DeeCeeTalks: There's a Mouse in my House
The Goddess Blogs: So Not Me
Gossamer Obsessions: AnimeJune's Big-Ass RWA Post: Sunday - "Afterglow" | AnimeJune's Big-Ass RWA Post: Saturday - "The Forbidden Fire Alarm and the Angry Marine's Virgin Blogger Mistress"
NineteenTeen: Blogging from RWA National, Part 3: History Geeks on the Loose
Shaymless Aymless's Thoughts on Books and Life : RWA in Reflection
The Misadventures of Super_Librarian: Photographic Evidence

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, 21 July

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Access Romance: Jackie Kessler's Top Five Convention Tips
Boys.Books.Buzz: More From DC! | There's a new Buzz Girl!
Casablanca Authors: There Will Be Tears | RWA 2009—Truly Serendipitous
The Goddess Blogs: Congratulations, RACHEL GIBSON!
Dear Author: The State of Romance Post RWA Nationals 2009: It’s Rocky Out There | RWA 2009 Nationals Summary
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books : Bags! Big Huge Romancey Bags! (SO bummed I missed the chance to enter this contest!)
The Misadventures of Super Librarian: The Last Day
PubRants: Wrapping UP RWA
PW: Beyond Her Book: RWA: Golden Hearts and Ritas | RWA: Parties, Parties and more Parties

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday, July 19

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Blaze Authors Blog: True Romance at RWA
Casablanca Authors: Reflections on my first RWA National Conference
DeeCeeTalks: Friday and Goodbye
Lust in Time: Post Nationals update
Lusty Reader: Romantic Friday Evening at RWA09
Mitzi Writes: The Best GH/RITA Ceremony Moment.. | Saturday Night | Long and Interesting Day at RWA | Too Hot to Handle!!
NineteenTeen: Blogging from RWA National, Part 2: I Dub Thee . . .
Ramblings on Romance, Etc.: Day 6
Sara Ramsey: RWA Nationals: Golden Heart Win!
Heart to Heart: Sweet Dreams | InspiR(ITA)ed! | Exclusive!: Eye Spy Sexy Jo Davis Dish -- And a Super-Hot Exclusive Excerpt
Dear Author: 2009 RITA Award Discussion | RITA Discussion Open Thread Congratulations
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: Overheard at RWA

GREAT parallel conferences on the Web
Paperback Writer: Left Behind and Loving It
Galaxy Express: Parallel Universe
Trish Wylie: Not At Nationals
Red Neck Romance: Not Going to Conference
Romance Divas: Not Going to Conference (requires log-in)
In August: The Muse Online Conference

Saturday, July 18, 2009

RITA and Golden Heart results


2009 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award to Alison Hart aka Jennifer Greene.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Saturday, July 18

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Live, continuous updates via Twitter feeds(remember to refresh)
RWA conference | Photos
RWA envy

Romance Radio
6 pm update
Ally Carter: The differences between writing for adults and teens
RWA Workshop Handouts
NPR: A Love Affair With The Romance Novel | The Summer of Love
Being Bonnie Vanak: Jennie Crusie, fire alarm..and thief?
Happily Forever After: RWA 2009: Recap Friday (Blogger Dinner)
A Low Profile: (scroll down) RWA Quote of the Day: "My feet are killing me"
Nobody Asked Me: Bare Bones & Completely Random Stuff
My Christian Fiction Blog : Harlequin Party!!
Nose In A Book: RWA for Lisabea
The Seekers: Seekerville Sticky-Note Weekend
Jean Marie's Domain: Visiting with friends at the conference

Afternoon update
DeeCeeTalks: Nationals Checklist, and a few other things...
I'd Type a Little Faster: Last Day of RWA
Nights of Passion: Mason at RWA National
Plots and Thoughts: RWA Update--Friday
Risky Regencies: Meet the Riskies today in DC
Heart to Heart: Who's Bad?
Caridad Pineiro: Rockin’ Day at RWA!
Jill Shalvis: How To Impress Your Boss
Fresh Fiction: Photos

Morning update
Mitzi Writes: News of the Day | Party Time?
Heart to Heart: My Master and Command(o)er
Katy Cooper: Adventure At Every Turn
RT Book Reviews: RT at RWA 2009: Author Leigh Greenwood
The Pink Heart Society: A quick post sans photos...
Romance Bandits: People Who "Get It"
The Misadventures of Super Librarian: Pleasant Surprises
The Washington Post: When Romance Writers Gather, The Plot Quickens

GREAT parallel conferences on the Web
Paperback Writer: Left Behind and Loving It
Galaxy Express: Parallel Universe
Trish Wylie: Not At Nationals
Red Neck Romance: Not Going to Conference
Romance Divas: Not Going to Conference (requires log-in)
In August: The Muse Online Conference

Favorite quotes tweeted by conference attendees

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Will be updating each day, add your favs in comments.

"Bad hair, sore feet, cheeseburger in paradise, happy heart. Can't wait to see what the rest of the night brings!"
--Liane Gentry Skye

"The biggest hits this conference? Wild stories about Sandra Lee and Yetis."
--Heather Osborn

"Shame can kill the imagination. It's hard to keep writing in the face of cultural derision."
--Eloisa James

"Some say writing is its own reward. I write for money, but writing for money is not so bad, especially when that writing brings you joy."
--Eloisa James

"Let go of the anger, hang on to the good lessons."
--Eloisa James

"Cows are the Devil's handmaidens."
--Linda Howard

"She was a stupid slut, bless her heart."
--Linda Howard

"I always thought writing erotica was its own reward."
--Pam Rosenthal

"[On porn vs. erotica] If it takes two hands to hold the book, it's erotica."
--Janet Mullany

"They're not buying writers, they're buying ideas."
--Madeleine Hunter

"Every writer needs an editor. I don't care how good you are or think you are."
--Nora Roberts

"Every time I hear writers talk about 'the muse,' I just want to bitch-slap them. It's a job. Do your job."
--Nora Roberts

Forgive me for not crediting every person who tweeted each quote, the list just got too long and too time-consuming to update and verify.