|Me at the RWA Literary Signing|
What a crazy summer it was. I usually don't travel that much, but this summer I was all over the place. I started off with FandomFest in Kentucky at the end of June (I already mentioned the horror story about the trip home on that one), then off to the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference in California the end of July, back out to Denver, Colorado to celebrate my agent's 10th Anniversary, had a few family trips in there to Florida as well.
And during all of that running around, I also finished the new book (yay!) and sent it off to my agent. This one's another YA fantasy set in a brand new world with new characters. (It involves an undercover spy!) It took a lot of rewriting because I kept changing things, but I love how it turned out. Fingers crossed my agent and editor love it too.
Let's just say I'm beat.
Luckily, no more travel until the holidays roll around. But I did have a great time while I was away. Here's a quick recap!
|Me & Jenny Hansen|
|Jami Gold & Kristen Lamb|
I also got to meet some friends I chat with all the time online, and had so much fun with Jami Gold, Buffy Armstrong, Stina Lindenblatt, and Angela Quarles. Plus I met and caught up with some agency sisters like Natalie Baum, Roni Loren, Sara Megibow, Tiffany Reisz, and Kristen Callihan, Miranda Kenneally, and one agency brother, Jason Hough, and met some new folks, like Karen Hooper, Kristen Lamb, Jenny Hansen, and so many others. One of the best things about a conference like this, is you get to meet and hang out with so many amazing writers.
|Juliette Wade, Dario Ciriello, & Me|
The NLA Anniversary Party
|Us at the party|
|Stacy Lee & Me|
So how did you guys spend your summers?