Happy 2017! I hope everyone is having a good year so far. The past month has been hectic in my life. The Christmas and New Year had three weeks of company at my house. It was so good to see my whole family and get to spend some quality time with all of them. But my writing got put on hold. Then when everyone left, I had a week of trials in my day job. Exhausted, this weekend I realized I’ve written virtually nothing in over a month. Where were my hero and heroine when I last left them? It’s time to get back to work, and let them continue their story. I’ve missed them. My New Year’s resolution is to find more time for writing and I’m determined to do just that. Three more Peakview novels are in the works for 2017, and I hope to finish them all before years end. Wish me luck.
Well, I made it through and thoroughly enjoyed my first RWA conference. In fact, it was my very first writing conference, ever. For those of you who don’t write romances, this is the Romance Writers of America Conference, where a virtual nobody like me has the chance to meet talk with some of the leading romance authors in the world! I was totally thrilled to talk with my personal favorites- Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis, and Nora Roberts. These ladies were all so gracious and put up with my gushing over them. I even have pictures to prove it. On top of all the best selling, big name authors, there were also hundreds of starting authors like myself, wandering around with our bright orange, first timer ribbons attached to our nametags. I attended so many great classes and heard amazing, inspiring women speak. It was a brain overload. What a wonderful experience to be surrounded by so many like minded people. I learned so much and came home so excited to keep writing. Along with bags and bags of autographed books. Should keep me in reading material for the next year. I also made some wonderful (hopefully lifetime) friends. All of this was set on the beautiful Riverwalk in San Antonio,Texas. It was hard to come back to real life this week, but I will never forget my experiences there. A great big thanks to all of the wonderful people I encountered.