Week two of working fulltime while writing fulltime and about all I can say is... it's going. Not good. Not bad. Just... going. I'm hanging in, not progressing on the WIP as fast as I'd like, but not pulling my hair out either. I've received a few emails this week from readers who raved about ALL ABOUT EVIE as well as previous titles and I have to tell you... happy readers are all the inspiration I need to keep on keepin' on. It's not about someone telling me 'I'm wonderful'. It's about someone letting me know how 'wonderful they felt' after reading one of my stories.
Long ago, someone asked me why I thought I was put on this earth and I replied, "To make people happy." I guess I still feel that way. It's not like I don't get anything out of it. Giving others joy, brings me joy. So although life took a detour career-wise, I guess I'm still on track!
Tomorrow I leave for New York City where I'll be in author mode all weekend. I'm attending Book Expo America. BEA is huge and overwhelming and attended by just about any publisher you can think of. There will be a gazillion authors, booksellers, librarians and other various industry professionals. There will be autographing sessions and invitation only parties. I'll be signing in the Medallion Press booth on Saturday and the Harlequin booth on Sunday. I'll be meeting with my agent. I'll be dining and dancing at my publishers' parties. I'll be ... in heaven. I'm especially excited because it's the first major publishing event that my husband has been free to travel along. As an avid reader, I'm sure he'll be in heaven too. Plus, we just love NYC.
My laptop will be coming with and we get free wireless in the hotel (woo-hoo!) so I'll try to blog some highlights while I'm there. One of the challenges at BEA will be deciding which author's books I want to stand in mega long lines for. Several of my faves are scheduled for signings. Click here and check out the autographing schedule. Note: There are two places to click after you get to this main autographing page. The traditional autographing and the ticketed autographing. Be sure to scan both and tell me... Who would you line up to meet?