Thirteen Reasons I'm Glad I'm Not at RT


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For the non-romance reader/writer, RT is the yearly Romantic Times Convention….you can read about it here.

  1. It’s expensive.
  2. It’s in Houston TX.  Nothing against Texas, and I definitely want to go there, but that’s a pretty long car trip.  If I went, I’d have to fly.  See Reason 3 why this is a problem.
  3. It’s in Houston TX.  Again, nothing against Texas, but that’s too far away for a day or two trip and I don’t go away for more than a day or two without taking the family with me. I’d miss them too much.  But flying all of us to Texas?  Expensive!
  4. RT involves lots of parties, lots of panels, lots of late nights.  Basically it sounds to me like party central.  I’m too antisocial for parties.  Much less weeklong parties.
  5. If I was rushing around getting ready for RT, that would have been one more thing on my mind when I was trying to get Through the Veil finished.  That’s the last thing I need.
  6. I’m doing the Lori Foster get together in June and Lora Leigh’s RAW in September.  That’s enough writing functions for me.
  7. Hotel beds are bad on the back.  If it’s going to tear my back up, I want it to be over something more fun than sleeping on a hotel bed.
  8. Hotel food.  See above.  Insert stomach for back.
  9. Too tired.  Way too tired.  Being mommy, wife and writer is exhausting enough without something like RT.
  10. Now I don’t have to spend a fortune on costumes and promo stuff.
  11. I have an agent and several editors.
  12. I think in theory the workshops could be interesting, I rarely listen to advice so no reason to pay for it to go to workshops, right?
  13. And last but not least….I could either choose between going to RT….


or going here for vacation this summer… guess which place won?

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