Why is it that weekdays drag along like my kids when I ask them to pick up their rooms and then the weekend flies by as if it were a dream??
I wish I could wave a magic wand and *Poof* make the weekend another two days longer!
Friday night started off with a kick. My CP's and I had a wonderful night of treats, coffee, and lively discussion. One of the big topics was the fact that each of us write a different genre and the complications that brings. For instance, Dori writes Thrillers, while June and I both write romance, but June is a Western kind of gal and I'm partial to Regencies. Both are romances and yet a completely different kettle of fish. See where I'm going with this?
You can click on over to see how we're going to try to bridge the gap between our genres and catch up on the rest of our night: Friday Night Write
Saturday was awesome! I carpooled to the Yosemite Romance Writers meeting with two of my good writer friends, June and Sharon. It's such a blast spending time with like-minded people. Sure my family and non-writer friends will listen to me babble about writing- but only for so long and then their eyes kind of glass over! So, I definitely savor every single minute of my time hanging out with other writers. Talk about a fantastic way to rekindle the fires of ambition!
This month's speaker was my carpool buddy and dear friend, Sharon Lathan, author of The Darcy Sagas from Sourcebooks. She gave a wonderful talk on the value of branding and building a platform. The information was all inclusive and she even talked a little about what happens after you sign the contract. I can't rave enough about how much I enjoyed her segment! (yeah, I know, I'm not exactly unbiased, but oh well! lol It rocked!)
One of the points Sharon touched on that rang true for me was the value of starting a blog and getting into the mix. I've made some wonderful friends and gained a lot of knowledge from blogging and chatting in yahoo loops. The time spent networking is not time wasted, but like everything needs to be done in moderation. After all, the ultimate goal is to FINISH YOUR BOOK!
Sunday was spent wrapped in the joys of domestic tranquility. NOT! I wasted an afernoon elbowing my way through the crowds at the grocery store, waiting FOREVER in line, and then having to load my purchases into my vehicle in the pouring rain. Argh! Definitely not as fun as Friday and Saturday!
How was your weekend? What did or didn't you get done? Anyone else go to their RWA meeting? Spill it, partner! After all, it is MOANday!!! lol
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