The RWA conference was draining and fun and long long hours on my feet. I tried my best to work business in with pleasure and did a fair job.
For some reason my phone calls to my cps and friends went screwy (or either they were avoiding me, lol) but I met them more in passing which was better than nothing. That’s my only regret–that I didn’t get to have face time with the friends I love most. So the only alternative is for us to get together at some small con later on so we can really rap.
I finally hunted down Sharon during the waning hours of the con, but I was so dead dog tired by then I was nearly incoherent. Meeting Michelle Diener from South Africa was a special treat. Wow, she’s one classy chick! I felt like a dwarf beside her. 🙂
It was so nice to meet up with Kat Martin again. I’ve loved her works forever, and we both share the same loves of the land and the west. A high point was meeting Linda Lael Miller, who hooked me with her works with her Orphan Train trilogy way back when. Linda did the blurb for my debut novel, which made it all the more sweeter to meet her.
I met old friends and make new ones. Luck was with me when I garnered two impromptu meets with agents who are reading my work now.
The Kensington party was great–again it’s nice to put faces to the names on the net. I’ve read so many of these authors–some are auto buys for me–some are new to the K family. It was also great to spend time with the editors outside of the work environment and talk about something besides books!
The RITA/Golden Heart was well done, and I congratulate the winners. A few of my friends who were up for awards didn’t win, but they will forever be winners to me.
I’ve posted pictures on my website, so take a look.
Now if I could just have a week to rest up–