This afternoon all Romance Writers of America members who attended the recent conference in Reno received an e-mailed invitation to take part in an online post-conference survey. I clicked on the link just now and completed mine. It took just a couple of minutes, and I was very pleased with the questions that were asked and the abundance of white space that was provided for my comments.
Yes, they asked what I thought of the awards ceremony.
The survey was very nicely done, and I think it demonstrates that the RWA leadership is already making good on its promise to correct the mistakes that were made with regard to the awards ceremony.
You may be interested to know that only 2,100 of RWA's 9,000+ members actually attended the awards ceremony, and that a large portion of the bloggers and commenters who have been complaining about the video presentation never saw it with their own eyes. Further, some of the RWA board's (and particularly the RWA President's) most strident critics aren't even RWA members. I think that puts things into perspective.
I'm closing my file on this thing now. I just wanted to encourage all RWA members who were at the awards ceremony to participate in the survey and make their voices heard. The members who weren't in Reno can express their concerns about the botched program by writing to one of the board members.
As for the rest of you, please excuse us. This is a family matter.