Sunday, May 5, 2013

RT Conference Continued

So the conference is done - at least for me.  They have a few events scheduled for this evening but I've got other plans.  Plus...I'm just worn out and on information over load!  This conference was so much fun.  I came home with tons of books, found several new authors I had to race home to buy (their books, not them), and caught up with some amazing friends.  The best thing though was meeting some new ones.  I always love meeting authors, but as an aspiring author, I love it most when I get to meet someone who is aspiring with me.  There are a lot who I meet at local events, but there is just something different about meeting other authors from other places too.  Here are two friends I hung out with quite a bit.  Both are amazing women and I hope that we don't have to wait forever to see each other again.

I went to Jade Lee's 50th Roast.  Loved hearing about all the stories about her over here career. The cover models were there...I love a man with a sense of humor, which they ALL had.  At one point, someone says that Jade has always said chocolate was better than sex.  After teasing her that she was doing it wrong, someone else brings up some dark chocolate to give here.  The 'chocolate' cover model puts his hand up and yells "That's me." and precedes to feed it too here. The woman almost swooned!

But the funniest part of the night was when Cherry Adair kept looking at me funny at a signing.  I think she thought I was stalking her.  I really wasn't, though I can see where she might have thought so.  RT was raffling off some gift baskets and I was standing where I could hear the man in the kilt calling numbers - which is right behind Cherry.  Plus I was waiting for a friend who was loading up on books.  When my friend found me, I told her that I figured it would be easier if I just stayed in one place until she found me.  Cherry must have heard me because she started laughing and told my friend "Yup, she hasn't moved from this ONE spot. Not a single step."  I did of course get in line for one of Cherry's books and tell her that this time, I was after her.  That woman is hilarious!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Romatic Times 2013

I've spent the last week soaking up all the information I could at the Romantic Times Conference here in Kansas City and I'm brain dead, lol.  It was great to catch up with old friends and see how their careers/lives have progressed, meet so many new friends, and hear about the changes in the industry.  Since most of the events I wanted to go to today are in the evening, I spent the morning organizing everything I picked up at the conference and ordering books!  Lots and lots of books.  Thank god for e-readers!  My Kindle saved me a lot just in shipping.  I also ordered several writing books, like Deb Dixons GMC (I need a refresher) and Vogler's A Writers Journey.  Can't wait for them to get here.

Anyway, I've got to get in the shower to go to Jade Lee's 50th Birthday Bash.  So I'll catch you up on more later.  I've been HORRIBLE about taking pictures this week, but luckily a friend came for the day and insisted we take a picture with Maya Banks, so at least I have THAT to share!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Well, it's been a while.  I'm not even going to try to lie.  Life got in the way of my writing.  I hated every minute of it, but that's what happens when you find 28 inches of water in your boyfriends house 5 days before he deploys and 3 months before you move in.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to redesign a house from the subfloors to the ceiling for someone else without their input?  Ladies, let me tell you one secret - the guy doesn't really care what color the counter tops are.  They are just happy to have it done without them doing the work!

Anyway, I'm back  into writing now and am attending the Romantic Times 2013 convention in my home town.  I've already been to one even and it's stroked the fires under my ass.  I immediately came home and updated my website - and now I'm blogging.  Next is Facebook.  Look for updates as the week goes on.  Going to post new goals soon, and this time I'm sticking to them!