Writers are a solitary lot. We have to be, at least to some extent. Itâ€™s not possible to be surrounded by people all the time and still create our stories. I, at least, canâ€™t write with other peopleâ€™s voices interrupting my thoughts.
But we need other people around sometimes–including other writers who understand what weâ€™re going through during our creative process.
Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m really looking forward to our upcoming OCC meeting. The afternoon session of the meeting is all about networking with published authors. Whether youâ€™re published or not, talk to us! Especially if youâ€™re attending the upcoming RWA National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Iâ€™ll be at the National Conference. I hope to attend some workshops. But mostly, these days, I go there to network–with other writers, editors at the houses that publish my books, my agent… as many people as I can. It helps to inspire me.
How about you? Will you be at OCC? The RWA National Conference? Both? And what do you hope to get from them?
Linda O. Johnston is the author of 16 romance novels and several novellas, including a Nocturne Bites, with at least one more Nocturne upcoming. She also writes the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime.