- Uh, get to meet friends again.
- Get to eat food I don't prepare. Smile
- Get to eat more chocolate.
- Get to smooze with big-shot writers. Hmmm.
- Get to talk about my writing (that is, when I can get in a word edgewise with other people who are so busy talking about theirs. Looks like people would be more considerate when I've got lots to say about mine!)
- Get to listen to in-the-know people who have something interesting and important, and most of all, beneficial to my writing.
- Get to present my proposals to editors.
Downside of it all?
- Well, duh, I'm worn out.
- I'm also hyped up for days.
- I have to talk to people, specifically to editors when I'd just as soon let Diana do, but know I can't.
- Gotta do all that boring stuff like get ready for conference: packing, research comparable books, write proposals, polish, polish, polish
- Overcome all my nervousness.
- Endure all the pressure.
So, I should quit, you think?
Now that's where you'd be wrong, cause one little ole book contract will make me forget all that stuff.
At least until it's time to do it again.
One of life's mysteries is how a 2-pound box of candy can make a woman gain 5 pounds.