A month since the last post! Goodness gracious, where did the time go? My only excuse is what I now refer to as GH brain. A condition not unlike pregnancy brain or new baby brain and the shorter but still traumatizing moving brain.
Between queries, requests, conference planning, new book writing, and, starting today, online workshop teaching – life is moving at warp speed. I blink and I’ve lost two hours. Turn around and another hour is gone. Keeping my balance is tough but maintaining any kind of focus is damn near impossible.
However, I signed up for this ride and I’m still enjoying every moment of it. I attended a local conference this past weekend as a sort of warm up to RWA Nationals in Anaheim at the end of July. It’s a good thing I still have nearly three months to prepare because this weekend showed me I am not as good under pressure as I thought I was. A rude awakening, I can assure you.
Huge kudos goes out to my fellow Virginia Romance Writers for putting together an amazing conference. Sadly I had to miss the first day, but the second day was filled with great workshops, editor/agent panels, a killer and incredibly motivating speech from Cathy Maxwell, and opportunities to pitch to top-shelf industry professionals. Though I got off to a very rough start, I was fortunate to have dealt with a saint of an agent who still requested pages. She likely thinks I’m insane and I don’t blame her one bit.
Pulled it together for the afternoon, landed another request, and made a connection with an editor that both boosted my ego and changed my opinion about a publisher for the better. Can’t ask for more than that.