weekend wrap-up

I had a really fabulous weekend. A bunch of staff and authors from Dreamspinner Press were in New York for a workshop, so I got to schmooze with a stupendous group of people. I’m a reader, too, so I of course fangirled over a few of them, and I got to see a few of the people I met at GRL and last year’s Rainbow Book Fair again, which was great. One thing I really love about this genre is that whenever I do events like this, I find that everyone is friendly and fun and supportive. Despite some transportation snafus (getting between Brooklyn and Queens is hard, yo) I had a great time. (I also feel like I’m gushing here. But I think it’s really good to get out there and meet other authors, if only because writing is one of those activities that can be really isolating. I know that I personally do not always have faith that I’m making the right decisions, so it’s good to have the opportunity to ask for advice or even just a hug. I’m also naturally an extrovert, so I’m always happy to go out and meet people.)

Saturday, I went to the Rainbow Book Fair and wound up spending most of the day at the Rainbow Romance Writers table. (Elisa posted photos from the event. There’s even one of yours truly.) The fair was bigger this year than last year and I’d say it was a resounding success. It felt like there was a pretty constant stream of people through the little Romance Row we had there with some of the other romance publishers. I met some readers and signed some books and had a lot of fun.

Now, onward! I’ve done a little writing over the last couple of days, and I’m working out which project to concentrate on next. (I always have, like, 5 WIPs going at a time. One of my critique buddies calls this “Project ADD.”) I’m spinning my wheels a little after a super productive January and February, and now that I’m kind of between projects, it’s tricky to settle on just one thing to work on. But I suppose a wealth of ideas is a good problem to have if you’re a writer, huh?

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