With my freelance job and the extra money I’m earning with that, I’ve decided to save up some of it to join RWA (Romance Writers of America, for those of you who don’t know :)). While most of my writing can really be just classified as “novel with strong romantic elements” since my stories aren’t generally focused on the love story between the two characters, I think joining this nationally recognized organization will really help me network more. The romance genre has a wide variety of subgenres, like inspirational romance and young adult. Many of my writer friends are already a part of this organization too, and I’ve discovered there’s a local chapter in Cincinnati that I could join if I wanted to as well.
Plus, I’d really like to try and enter the Golden Heart this year, although I’m going to have to really put myself in gear if I want to consider it as the deadline is normally sometime in mid-November–and that’s only three months from now. I may not make it this year, but I will try.