Down and Dirty
I'm posting a day ahead because I'm sandwiching this between the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference (see Mario's post) and a ten day trip to San Diego. This will be bittersweet trip--it will be the first time I've been home since losing my mom last fall. I'll spend time with my dad and sister and then move to a friend's to take care of "business"-- visiting book stores in the area (including the very best indie in SoCal-- Mysterious Galaxy
-- and taking location shots for my next book. I hear there is a great new coffeeshop in the city with a vampire theme. I'll check that out for sure.
As Mario noted, the conference was great. It's always nice to catch up with friends who have moved away and to meet new friends. One of my favorite "new" friends this year was author Alex Marcoux
. Her panel on the Psychic Detective gave me some great ideas! More about Alex in upcoming blogs. Another favorite of mine is Lynda Hilburn
. We've chatted often at various conferences, and her panel on"Hypnosis for Writers" is one you should try to catch.
One of the "sweet" parts of this trip is that I'm hoping after a month doing conference stuff and completeing my first short story, I'll be able to get back to what I love--writing!Now that I know my laptop is not one of those with the exploding batteries, I can relax and hit that keyboard again in earnest!
See you next week--