Life is a whirlwind. As usual. Last weekend I attended the BEA Tradeshow in NYC. I had a lovely lunch with my agent and editor, and later an inspiring meeting with my agent. I visited with author friends and friends at HQN and Medallion Press. I stood in really long lines and got books for my sister and husband. Oh, and a couple for myself. I was bummed about missing Neil Gaimon and F. Paul Wilson but it couldn't be helped. As always BEA was overwhelming and, because of all the walking and standing, a killer on my bad knees. Still, I wouldn' have missed it.
As a bonus my husband came to NYC with me. We booked a lovely suite with great view. We spent quality time with our very good friends, Chris and Kim, and our brother and sister-in-law, John and Nikki. We dined at two superb restaurants and . . . Steve and Chris surprised us all with tickets to Billy Elliot! The show was FANTASTIC! So inspiring!
Also, get this, Chris saw one of my favorite screenwriters standing on a busy street corner. He called Steve, "You know that Silent Bob, dude? I'm standing right next to him." Stevesaid, "That's Kevin Smith. You have got to get his autograph for Beth." Chris didn't have a pen so he bought one then caught back up to that Silent Bob dude.
I am now the proud owner of a generic brown shopping bag with the penned message: Beth, I love you. ~Kevin Smith.
Love is actually a heart. Hee!
It was a magical and much needed weekend.
Reality hit hard when I got home. I am deep, deep, deep in revisions. And I will remain deep within my writing cave for several weeks... except for tonight.
It's my husband's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVE!!!!! We will spend the evening celebrating in our quiet, but romantic way.
Lastly, I'm proud to announce that I'm uniting with my talented sisters, Barb and Brenda, for a joint venture that launches Monday, June 15. Check back for more details and the link in a couple of days.
That's the scoop with me. What about you? What's the most exciting thing that's happened to you recently?