Conference is over, all the happy writers are back in their caves, and new stories must be written. Or old stories must be revised. Last year, after Dallas, I left National feeling very inspired. And it must have worked because I finished my novel and it became a Golden Heart finalist. 🙂
This year, I also felt inspired. I came home very run down and sick (that was me with the tissues last week), and then I had company (who left this morning) and I've been unable to get to work until today.
So, I'm sitting down this morning with my coffee and the whole day free to get back to work. And I'm so jazzed about it! I have ideas I can't wait to explore. I'm somewhat intimidated by all I have to do, but I'm also excited and inspired.
I never got to blog from SF, though I intended to. But the best of intentions just don't stack up against the never-ending things one has to do. Meetings, workshops (uh, I think I made it to 3…), chatting with friends, dancing at publisher parties, rehearsals, spontaneous gatherings in the hotel bar, etc. I didn't sleep much, and I paid for it in spades when I got sick. My body was too run down to fight off the cold germs. I haven't had a cold in over two years — which must be why this one hit particularly hard. Still, I'll do it all again in DC next year. 🙂
August is notorious for beginnings (back to school) so do you feel fresh and new, or do you want it to still be summer play time? Are you inspired or intimidated this morning?
I won’t say I’m necessarily inspired this morning…but I am getting to work. Much to do!
Conference is not for the weak. I didn’t get my voice back for 4 days.
Yeah, I’m still somewhat run down. Remind me next year to start a regimen of vitamins and exercise before conference. And to keep the vitamins going during. Whew, this cold kicked my *ss.
At least next year, it’s a short flight. 🙂
I love September. Still get that excited, “anything can happen” feeling I got when school started.
These days I have school age children of my own – although one is entering university this year- and it helps me keep to a writing schedule when they are back on a schedule.
Hi, Anne! I agree about September. 🙂 When I lived in Hawaii, it was difficult to get that feeling because the seasons all felt the same. But here, the days start to get a little shorter, the light gets more golden, and a coolness (welcome) creeps into the air.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get lots of writing done this school year. 🙂