Y'all, conference was a blast! I was busy from the moment I arrived to the moment I left. Appointments, meetings, running into friends, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, chat sessions in friends' rooms, etc. It was non-stop. I didn't sleep much, didn't eat as much as I probably should've, danced my tail off at the Harlequin party, and managed to contract a nasty cold somewhere along the way.
After staying an extra two days to see Chinatown, the Muir woods, Fisherman's Wharf, and the wineries in Sonoma, I boarded a plane for home. Everything went fine until the connection in Dallas. I sat on a plane for 45 minutes because a catering truck bumped the engine. Finally, the plane was declared unfit to fly and we had to go back to the waiting area. Ten minutes later, a new plane was found. After a 10 minute train ride to the International terminal, a 20 minute wait to board, and a short wait on the plane itself, we were on our way. I arrived home only an hour later than I was supposed to.
I've been sleeping most of the time since, so this post isn't likely to be too coherent. You'd probably like to hear about conference, though. The best part: being a Golden Heart finalist. The worst part: the lack of sleep. I got to a couple of workshops, but not as many as I would've liked. I had a couple of impromptu pitch sessions, which were fine, and my two appointments which both went very well.
One of the highlights of my conference was meeting my Harlequin editor, Sally Williamson. (I have pictures, but they must wait until I feel a bit better.) We spent two hours talking about all kinds of things, TSMR included, and I am so blessed to be working with her. She knows her stuff and she's going to whip me into shape before too much longer. 🙂 I have every confidence that I'll be a Presents author someday.
I think I've used up my allotted energy for the time being, so I'm ending this post and hope to be back with something for tomorrow. If you went to conference, what was the highlight for you? If you didn't go, did you get lots of writing done?