I'm at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) National Convention in San Francisco.
You know how when the Shriners come to town, they wear funny hats and all the sober, careful, respectable dentists and lawyers and insurance salesmen swing their tassels and make fools of themselves?
Romance writers do this too.
In specific, they make fools of themselves in front of people who have these really cute little electronic cameras about the size of a pack of cards and who say --"Can I put this up on my blog?" and you say -- "Yes."
So if you want to see me making a fool of myself -- it's here, courtesy of the truly delightful Ciara Stewart, whom I met.
Every year, at the National Convention, publishers (yeah, publishers!) contribute free books, authors (yeah authors!) get together in their masses (500 and some, this year) and sign the books (well, yeah books!) for the public, (yeah, readers!) to buy, and the money is contributed to Literacy (yeah, literacy!)
I signed books and it was an utter blast. I got to talk to these really cool people, some of whom I'd met 'online'. They have, like, faces and bodies and can walk around in the real world. Who knew?
Oh -- the answer to the question Ciara asked me is ... "A good book on boat building,' but I only thought of that later.
That's the difference between writing and real life. Redrafts.