Fun! Fun! Fun!
Gotta say, I had tons of fun Saturday. Met with some of my writing buddies and had a very enjoyable afternoon.
We listened to some interesting and valuable information coming from a published peer who challenged us to "get out there to promote our books." Linore Burkard is her name.
We relaxed in a pleasant and lovely home of writing buddy Kathy who fed us until we were stuffed with tons of delicious food, including grilled hamburgers and brats, fruit, salads, deviled eggs, chips and dips, candy, cookies, brownies, cheesecake, and drinks. She made us feel right at home.
We re-introduced ourselves (for the new ones) and talked about our writing genres and interests and what we had already accomplished and also what we wanted to do. We socialized in a good atmosphere and talked about our upcoming conference and other closer writing opportunities.
It was nice hearing about everyone's current projects, and some of the lesser known authors were able to do a little promoting so that we could have an idea of what books from our friends are available.
THEN: I won the door prize of a writing book. Yeah! Of course, I'm always up for a laugh, so decorated my name's paper, with the words, "Pick me." Mean ole Sharon (our chapter president--just kidding, she's a sweetheart and such a wonderful leader!) made sure the person who drew a name didn't get a chance to see my note!
I couldn't believe it when she called my name. I'm so excitable, you would have thought I'd got the call from a publisher! LOL.
Have a great evening, friends. We've already had one storm and sounds like another one's making it's way across our gray sky.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. --Anne Shirley