I couldn't go to the Nationals in Orlando this year, but I could bring it to me. That's the wonder of the internet. To see the Literacy Signing (that amazing two hour event during which romance authors, such as Nora Roberts and Kresley Cole, raise money for literacy), check out this video:
If I'd gone, I would've attended the Passionate Ink Romance Writers' party yesterday evening and discovered that Deus ex Nosferatu, my historical paranormal, had taken First Place in the 2010 Stroke of Midnight Contest with a request for a full from the final round editor.
Then I would've gone on to the Hearts Through History Romance Writers' party right afterwards and discovered that The Loving of Lord Loxley, my historical romance, had taken Second Place in the 2010 Romance Through the Ages Contest with a request for a full from the final round editor (the very talented G. Jillian Stone, a 2010 Golden Heart® winner, took first place, by the way).
Oh yeah, I should've gone!