I've been waiting for this event for twelve months and have been through a few ups and downs with figuring out just how I was going to manage it all (i.e. time off work, flights, accommodation, conference fees etc etc).
I had no idea that this writing gig could be so expensive before it sucked me in and got me hooked!
However, I wouldn't give up this passion for the world. Not only do I love the process of writing, editing and creating worlds with words, but I adore the writing community. What an amazing bunch of people I've had the pleasure to meet (in person and online).
Besides the goal of learning and soaking up the wealth of knowledge that will be available at the conference, I just can't wait to meet other RWA members and people in the industry. No one else seems to understand my obsession, so it will be nice to be around others who just 'get it'.
Also... I'm kind of excited about dressing up for the 'Nautical or Nice' party. Stay tuned for photos.