Wow, the last thing I posted anything of substance (besides, yay, SGA Season 5!) was nearly two weeks ago. Time flies and all that!
October has been quieter at work, but busier on the writing biz side. I had signing practically every weekend, with a conference thrown in for fun. Dying to Write 2
was absolutely fabulous! Organized in part by beledibabe
, the panels were fascinating an instructive, useful to aspiring published writers and to the already published. I attended 4 sessions about everything from short story writing to how to motivate your writing (by the wonderful stevekelner
). The lunchtime keynote speech by Laura Lippman was both inspiring and motivating in itself, Steve's panel (directly after lunch) took Laura's wonderful advice (dream it to be it) and expanded on the reasoning behind it. (If you're a writer and haven't yet bought/read Steve's book, Motivate Your Writing
, please do so. Getting to hear him speak was the icing. :) I also got to have lunch with my publisher, John Betancourt. He was there presenting a panel on editing yourself, which I skipped, because I wanted to go to Steve's panel. Got to see the paperback of Dances With Werewolves
, just out from Juno.
Sunday, I signed at the Borders Express at National Airport. The day manager, Saul, was fabulous and the store did a bang up job, posting signs, creating displays and setting up a lovely table for me (with a comfy chair!) right in front of a set of elevators. I sold a few books, talked to a great many people and enjoyed it immensely.
Wednesday a.m., I'm off to World Fantasy Convention
in Saratoga Springs, NY. where I'll get to rub elbows with some fabulous folks, including Charlaine Harris
, Toni L.P. Kelner
, Jeff Mariotte
, Chris Golden
, Jeanne Stein
, my wonderful editor Paula Guran
, and editor-in-chief Sean Wallace (a.k.a. oldcharliebrown
). I'm hoping to get to meet Lois McMaster Bujold and am still a-squee about paneling with Paul Cornell. :) There's a ton of other authors on the member list that I hope to run into, including suricattus
- I'm thinking there may not be enough hours in the weekend!!
Of geekish things, I just got my copy of Leopard and hope to install it on Nameless (the laptop) tonight. I think that the Priscilla (iMac) install may have to wait until I get back. I still have LOADS of packing to do tonight and tomorrow since I have to be at the airport by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. I'm so not ready in that respect.
Okay, now all of a sudden, it's 1:00 p.m. - seriously, where is all this time going?