Friday, July 8, 2011


This post is in haste; I'm off to the Romantic Novelists' Association conference today.

Last year's conference, in Greenwich, was when all of us Heroine Addicts met up, drank wine, and decided to do a group blog together. I remember walking by the Thames, fanning ourselves from the heat; I remember escaping for coffee and climbing to Greenwich Observatory; I remember drinking wine and laughing; I remember sitting, hungover and tired from lack of sleep, in McDonald's having breakfast, and yet still being inspired; I remember tense waiting for the results of a contest which none of us won, and being thrilled anyway; I remember finding a quiet dark corner to talk research while others were sleeping; I remember sudden moments of exclaiming "Yes! Me too!", silly moments of shoe-appreciation, and comforting moments of silence.

This writing business is often exciting, but it's never easy and having good friends to share it with means more to me than I can say.

Here's to you, fellow Heroine Addicts. It's been a great year. Let's have another.

Anna's at the conference, too, but she'll post when she gets back, I should think.


  1. That really was a magical and special time. Thanks for bringing it all back so beautifully.

  2. I'd already left for the conference when you posted this, Julie, so just catching up now. Great description of last year's!

    Happy anniversary to us :)