GayRomLit 2017 Blog Tour Welcomes Author Renee Stevens
Renee Stevens GRL Blog Tour
I was so excited to hear that GRL was going to be in Denver this year. I instantly told my husband all about it and couldn’t wait for registration. With Denver being only a five hour drive from me, I knew that as long as I was able to procure a spot, I’d be able to go. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize when registration started, and by the time I got to the computer and tried to reserve my spot, there were no author spots available. I was bummed, to say the least, but I put my name on the wait list and hoped for the best.
May came around and I was sure that it just wasn’t going to happen. Then, one day, I opened my email and there it was. An invitation to register as a Supporting Author. I couldn’t believe it, and after I reread the email about five times, I called my husband to tell him about it and he was just as excited for me as I was. I emailed back and waited patiently to be told I could register. Within a few hours, I was registered, had my hotel reservations, and was so excited.
Then the nerves kicked in. I’ve never been to any kind of retreat, so I had no idea what to expect. Once I got to talking to other attendees, I felt a lot better. Why? Because I’m not alone. There are quite a few that this is either their first GRL or their first one as an author. Not just that, but there is a wealth of knowledge available from those who are veterans of GRL and retreats like it. I haven’t quite gotten to ask all my questions, but that is more due to the fact that I was going out of town just days after getting registered and wouldn’t have internet access. I have no doubt that, once I make it back home, all I have to do is ask and I’ll find the answers I seek. It will be a learning challenge, but I’m up to the task and I have little doubt that as the date approaches for me to leave and drive to Denver, that I’ll be as ready as I can be.