July 18, 2014 11:52 AM Posted by juliannadouglas
Day 3 of the Romance Novel Convention was probably the busiest and the longest for me. Since my first class of the day wasn't scheduled to start until past noon, this was supposed to be my sleep-in day, but the sounds of screaming children running down the halls, carpets being shampooed outside our hotel room door, and a repairman (presumably) pounding repeatedly in the room next-door made that all but impossible. With that being the case, I ended up dragging myself to Victoria Zackheim's class titled What Is the Arc, and Why Is It Important?, but it was so totally worth it. This was essentially a continuation of her class on character development from the previous day, and it was extremely helpful in understanding how to build characters who will engage readers. While I was in this class, my hubs was teaching his second class on Virus Protection, Back-Ups, Image File Types & Sizes, and Free Software for Writers. Yeah, I know that a mouthful.;-) I have to admit it's kind of nice having a tech guru in the house, so I don't have to worry about all that stuff. I also got the added perk of seeing some of the software in action while he was creating his presentation, and I'm intrigued. I may be using Mind Mapping or oStorybook to outline my next book.
July 17, 2014 12:42 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Day 2 of the Romance Novel Convention was a bit busier for me. Hubs went down early to get the schedule to find out when he was teaching his classes. He ended up teaching his class What You Need to Know to Talk to a Web Designer that morning. It was small, but he really enjoyed teaching it and felt like those attending got a lot out of it. While he was busy with that, I attended Victoria Danann's class on Indie Writing As a Business. Much like with Angela Knight's class the day before, Victoria said this was a 20-30 hour course that she'd pared down to only one hour, but it was an hour jam-packed with great information on marketing and promoting books.
Tags: Angela Knight, Anne Perry, D. T. Dyllin, Firefly, Kaylee Frye, LaVerne Thompson, Malcolm Reynolds, Mary Moriarty, Romance Novel Convention, Sharon Hamilton, Shea MacLeod, V. S. Nelson, Victoria Danann, Victoria Zackheim
July 16, 2014 12:03 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Well, I'm finally home from a whirlwind seven day trip to Las Vegas to attend the Romance Novel Convention. I know I had said I'd try to post while I was there, but unfortunately, I didn't have much free time and when I did, my introverted self just needed to chill. So, now that I'm back I'm going to write a series of posts about my adventures there.:-)
Hubs and I arrived in Vegas one day early on Tuesday, July 8. I spent most of that evening in nervous anticipation of the event to come and didn't sleep well that night. Yeah, I know, I'm weird, but there you go.;-)
July 7, 2014 03:10 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I'm insanely busy right now doing last minute packing and making other preparations for my trip. Hubs and I leave tomorrow morning to drive to Las Vegas where we'll be attending Jimmy Thomas's Romance Novel Convention. I attended the inaugural RNCon last year and had a really good time, so I immediately made it a goal to return this year. It already looks like it's shaping up to be a lot of fun.