The RWA meeting was wonderfully inspiring! The people were an amazing wealth of knowledge of publishing and the writing process. It was like being among kindred souls! These peeps understood me and I probably could have stayed all day.
The speaker of the day was Marcela Landres, a book doctor. She was an editor at for 7 years and now helps others get published. http://www.marcelalandres.com/
The information she shared with us gave me new perspective on what the agents and publishers look for when a book comes thier way. She gave some great suggestions for shaping the dreaded query letter, too.
Aside from the speakers and other things at the meeting I met the greatest people. Not having a large contingent of fiction writers here in my little burg, it was inspiring to talk to other writers who are in the same boat as me; prepublished, looking for representation and wondering where I'm gonna get the time to write!
I would definately recommend the RWA. I only wish I had joined sooner!