Saturday in St. Louis
This weekend rocked.
It was a good weekend – and given that we may have a zillion inches of ice and/or snow, that’s a good thing.
Now, we all know that I adore Julie and I want to be her when I grow up, but it was really, really cool to meet her in person. She rocks. I really don’t need to say any more than that, but we all know I will.
There were four other wonderful ladies at the meeting. It was the shortest hour I think I’ve ever had – except that it was two and a half hours by the time we got out of there =D. Julie talked about a lot of stuff – getting started, getting an agent, what happens after publication, how her titles came to be. The artwork on the covers. The importance of networking.
Other good stuff…
After that, I went to Gus’s Pretzels. Because I was like five miles away. And you can’t go five miles from Gus’s and not stop. Met Penny in Sullivan. Hung out with her mom and grandparents for a bit [see what Grandma is reading?] then went to dinner at Du Kum Inn [found another setting for part of a book I want to right – working title On the Run].
Awesome hometown restaurant. Then Penny and I came home [and went shopping after stopping at Panera in St. Robert].
Another great thing this weekend? Matt’s going to a conference over Spring Break. Right now, it looks like there’s about a 90% chance that I’ll get to go with him! Just me. No kids. For a week. Wow. He’ll be conferencing all day of course, but the hotel has free wifi and I’ll be writing, editing or both.
Or so the plan goes ;).
Oh… Did I mention I love Julie?
Of course, with 20″ or whatever of snow coming, I have to pray the Internet doesn’t go down. But as long as it doesn’t, I WILL [yes, WILL!] finally get that next review posted.