First and foremost....because I'm finally freaking doing it (it's only taken me four years).....I've lost 21 pounds! 10 more to go to get to my pre-daughter baby weight, but I'd settle for 5. Just had to say that, but on to what this post is about.
The Countdown to NEC has Begun!!!
Four weeks from tomorrow, the Fly Girls take on New England.
This is my fifth New England Conference. I've been to two New Jersey conferences, too. New Jersey is bigger, but New England is just as good. Granted, it holds a special place in my heart because it is my former chapter, but they really do put on a fantastic conference. And the best part is I met my agent in NJ and now she's going to NEC. Talk about a blast. Between having her there and the Fly Girls and our good friend Regina Drumm, we're going to have soooo much fun. I get to meet editors through my agent, and I don't have to pitch. And I'm putting on my first workshop ever with the Fly Girls.
So back to the countdown.
Four weeks......holy crap, FOUR weeks, people!!!
Okay, I'm still recovering from Florida and once again, soooo not ready. We had 4 feet of frozen snow in our driveway when we returned. Our driveway is 3 lanes wide! My neighbor did blow just enough out to get our car in after we begged. And my poor hubby has been chopping the snow with a metal shovel and then blowing the chunks with the snowblower for 3 days. He's on the last little section at the end of the driveway today. Just in time for the lovely freezing rain we are going to get tonight. If the kids are delayed tomorrow, I'll scream.
Can you say waaaayyyy too much freaking togetherness already!!!
Gotta love a family vacation, but after almost two weeks together and still so much to do, they need to go to school. Okay, so I need them to go to school and my hubby to go out of town;-))
So I have to figure out exactly what I'm going to say for my part of the workshop. And while I'm not pitching at the conference, my agent will be going to NY again right before the conference. I need to hurry up and finish book one of my series. My two other books have been rejected by a few editors in our round one submission, but we still haven't heard from a few. So we're waiting before targeting round two. I've made it to roundtable discussions, so I'm close, but no takers yet. They love the writing and my voice, it's just finding the right storyline for them. Or finding the right editor and house for my stories as is. It's frustrating, but that's the name of the game.
So onward and upward, and on to NEC! Weeeeeee!!!
Okay, so I'm just a little excited. Just wait until Nationals. I'm going to my first nationals in Dallas this year, and ...... drumroll here.......I get to meet Manic!!!!!!!!
There will definitely be pictures of that;)