Many of my longest and strongest publishing relationships have been formed and nurtured at RT. Here I am with some of my best writer buds. Most of us published at just about the same time. Mary Stella, Kathy Love, Julia Templeton, and Arianna Hart. Our cherished party bud, Lori Armstrong, is missing from this shot (as are a couple who couldn't attend--Jordan and Cyndi), but I have a great group shot with her that I'll share later. I can't figure out how to post more than one pick at a time (distributed throughout) in one post. Jeesh.
Anyway this pic is from Wednesday night. The Ellora's Cave party. The fantasy party. The cheerleader thing didn't work out for me so I just wore a sheer, sexy black outfit. Julie was on the same wave length as me. Mary looked stunning in her sexy red dress. Kathy went all out as a hostess from Studio 54. You can't see her sparkly silver platform shoes and mirror ball purse, but let's just say... fabu! You also can't see Ari's sexy thigh high stockings and four inch heels --completing her naughty nurse outfit--but maybe that's for the best as I wouldn't want the guys who visit this blog to have a heart attack. Let's just say... yowza!
I mingled with several other friends. The list, I'm thrilled to say, is long. I'll touch on them over the next few days. I had hoped to blog every now and then while I was away, but I just couldn't do it. My days and nights were jammed. I think I averaged five hours of sleep a night for the entire week. Hence my exhaustion and hoarse voice. Ah, well. Small price. I had also hoped to share some industry news with those who visit this blog. That's not happening either. I spent my days in rehearsal for one or another event or as a speaker for a workshop. I attended one, that's right, ONE workshop. Nevertheless, I do have some interesting observations. Observations and realizations that might spark something in you. So check back. During the next week I'll feature stories, pics, and highlights of my experiences at the RT convention. It was a week in which my entertainment and publishing careers weaved together. A little odd. A lot fascinating. At least for me. This past week I learned some things about myself and my life as an author. This past week, as draining as it was, was truly... the best of times.