Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Whirlwind Dallas

Zipped down to the Dreamin' in Dallas conference...appx 180 writers gathered to network, enjoy a booksigning and learn about the craft and business of writing romance novels.

Are historicals coming back? Is chicklit in a slump? The grapevine says yes to both, again proving the cyclical nature of the market. Most everyone advises "write the book of your heart," but will that leave you on the cutting edge or behind it?

Met a lot of "newbies," those fresh-faced writers who, no matter their age, have just gotten on the romance writing roller coaster and still have stars in their eyes. Who knows, maybe they will sell as a result of their first editor/agent appointment?

3 comments:

Amber said...

I didn't even know there was a conference there. I would have loved to go. I get worried about being in the loop with what's hot now all the time.

MariaGeraci said...

Oh, I love hearing that historicals are coming back. Sounds like you had a great time, Ruth!

Jaye Wells said...

From your mouth to God's ears, Ruth.

Jaye <--- Starry-eyed newbie