A New Chapter Begins…

Okay, so I stole the name/theme of this year’s RWA conference as the title for my blog post tonight… but it kinda fits the way I’m feeling right now.

I have that beginning of the conference excitement, wondering what the next 4 days will hold… Even more than that, however, being at Nationals this year feels different and I realize that a new chapter in my writing career has begun. Yes, I’m still one of the masses of yet-to-be-published authors out there, but I had a meeting with my wonderful agent today and just the fact that I have an agent to meet with is so, so amazing. Here’s a picture of Pamela and I at the amazing party The Knight Agency threw on Tuesday night.

Tonight, was the RWA Chick Lit chapter’s night for a party and although it was a smaller fest than in previous years, the mood was great–upbeat and friendly–and the more intimate size made it easier to connect with everyone there. President Aryn congratulated our members who sold or had their first book published this year.

Some of them are pictured here. I would have needed a wide angle lens to get them all in the same picture.
In spite of the dire reports, it appears that publishers are still buying chick lit — or did so in the past year, anyway. Congrats to everyone!

  5 comments for “A New Chapter Begins…

  1. July 27, 2006 at 4:14 am

    I’m so jealous, I want to meet all the chick lit group!!!

  2. July 27, 2006 at 11:44 am

    You got a round of applause for your board work! You were there in spirit, anyway!

  3. July 27, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    That’s awesome, Maureen. I really can’t wait to attend my first Nationals – if not in Dallas next year, then SF – our old stompging grounds – the following year would really be special. Enjoy! Thanks for the report.

  4. July 28, 2006 at 1:03 am


    Hope you are having a great time. Sounds like you are.

    Have a drink for me(maybe two) and good luck with the stalking.

  5. July 28, 2006 at 4:49 am

    Kathy, I’ll see you in SF…… there’ll be lots of us NZ girlies hopefully.

    Thanks for the applause 😉

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