Looking for love and stepping into everything else.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Back from the Big Apple
I just got back from the RWA conference and I'm happy to say that I've made a lot of new friends, have a request for a full from an agent, and am more siked than ever to write. The problem? I'm exhausted. Yup, completely and utterly exhausted. But that is nothing that a nap with my favorite pillow won't fix. After that, all bets are off.
I'm also happy to say that I didn't do anything completely 'Jackie' style like usual. So no klutzy, embarrassing moments; however, my mouth was in full Jackie mode. Several women cracked up when was waiting in line at a book signing and I made the comment that I hoped no one tried to shove a box of books up my ass like they had at the last one. So yes, no censorship, or filter, or anything.
So to the sum up the trip:
Monday: Bobbie and I arrived. Jade Lee was in our shuttle and we ended up having lunch with her after Bobbie told her get her skinny butt in the van.
Tuesday: We did the site seeing thing. Went to the Statue of Liberty and then had lunch in China Town. It was a lot of fun. After that, the literary signing was going on so I volunteered with that. I got a picture with Kenyon and Love, two of my absolute favorite authors. I also met Janet Chapman, another all time fav.
Wednesday: The conference was in full swing and I went mainly to the PRO events after sleeping in a bit. I met a lot of wonderful women who I talked to throughout the conference. Even with everything that goes on at the conference, this is one of the most valuable things. I learned a lot about houses, agents, editors, market trends, etc., from women who are dealing with the personally. If you were ever debating about going - the networking and friends you meet are worth it alone.
Thursday: Free books everywhere you looked (and everyone who knows me knows I love free - especially books) and programs. I pitched to an agent and she asked for the full. I was so excited, I ended up with a bottle of Beam after the Irish Pub.
Friday: Again, more free books and programs. I met a lot of people I hope I stay in contact with this time (I wasn't too good about that after DC). I even put on a dress and heals for the RITA and GH awards. The shoes didn't stay on long, but I did my best.
Saturday: Came home to my honey, who met me at the airport with a kiss and a Dr. Pepper. Who wouldn't love a man like that?
Now, I just have to get my book off to the agent and keep my fingers crossed.