Before I get started, have you seen the new cover for my next release? Isn’t it droolworthy? And if you’re wondering what it’s all about, be sure to hit my Coming Soon page to read about it!
It’s been a busy day—starting with getting my makeup on which is always a chore. Until you don’t have to work, or work from home, you don’t know just how much time is spent on grooming! My mornings at home I usually jump out of bed and head to the computer in my jammies until breakfast, hit the pool afterward, jump into the shower, air dry my hair while I’m at the computer again, and that’s the extent. Makeup and blowdrying and trying on clothes (I hate everything I put on, but usually go back to the first thing I tried)—that’s half the freaking morning!
Sorry it’s just something I noticed today.
Saw Jacquelyn Frank at registration—she’s looking fabulous, and now I’m determined to diet when I get home. She’s thrilled with her weight loss and she should be. Had a very interesting conversation with the ladies that gathered around us about the woes of big-breasted ladies. Since I’m not, it was fascinating! Just listening to them talk about how they have to stuff it all inside a bra…and there’s a dance that goes with it, did ya know?
I went to lunch with a great group of ladies—hope I get all their names right: My pals Sylvia Day and Shayla Black, Crissy B. from Samhain, Tracy Wolf (new buddy I met today), the lovely Mary Wine, Maya Banks, and Tracy Duncan(gosh, hope I got the first name right!). Afterward we hit the Walgreens. I’m not a shopper, and I was done in about 5 minutes, but it took the rest of them another 45 minutes. I’m sooooo missing that shopping gene.
I attended a meet ‘n’ greet for the authors that Lucy Monroe hosted. Lora Leigh was there and I got a chance to talk to her for a little bit. She’s a down-to-earth lady. Lorie O’Clare was there too, and she looked so much more relaxed this year than last because she has a really great group of volunteers to help her run this thing. I swear I don’t envy her the job.
The pajama party was tonight and we had a buffet and a DJ. I don’t dance—I swear I sound like such a party pooper, but I’d much rather sit around and talk. I took some pics, so I’ll have those to share. The most fun was hanging with the ladies in the smoking area outside the hotel because we could actually hear each other.
I’m rested, feeling good. Tomorrow’s the first booksigning for the conference attendees. I’m met so many nice people here. If you’ve never come to one of these, it’s a treat for readers and writers. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and everyone loves to sit and chat.
I’m rambling. In between all the activity I am getting a little bit of work done, so I’m not feeling like a complete social butterfly. Y’all take care. I think I’ll post an excerpt of something you can win tomorrow. So don’t think that while the cat’s away and all…