Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hangin' at the Airport

Guess who's on the road again? That's right - me. But hey, I'm not about to complain. I dodged a major bullet earlier this week. I originally had a client trying to get me to a last minute training in New Jersey that I ended up doing by webex from Dallas and you'll never guess what happened at the client's location............hell yeah, it snowed. :) I told my cp, Cindy, that this morning as I was driving to the airport and she said "well, of course it snowed. You were supposed to be there." I guess my concern is what I'm going to bring during the summer months???????

So I'm back to Denver for a couple of days, and hopefully there will be NO snow. I've seen enough snow in Denver to last a lifetime. The great part about this trip is that I'm having dinner tonight with a writing buddy that I haven't seen since Reno conference in 2005! She just signed with a fabulous agent for her YA novel and is fast approaching a sale. Hopefully, I'll good news to announce on her behalf here shortly. AND we're going to eat Italian - yum, yum, yum!

So are any of my faithful bloggers going to either of the two big conferences this year? RT Convention is in Houston and RWA Conference is in Dallas. I know some of you are up in Alaska, but I was hoping I'd get to meet some bloggers face to face. I will be at both conferences, so if anyone is attending, please let me know so I can arrange a time to meet and greet in person!

Oh well, must run - many things to do before boarding. Have a great Hump Day!


Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great time visiting your friend and a memorable meal. Hope the weather is warm and sunny for your travel and stay. I was in Denver many years ago and about all I remember are the traffic lights downtown. They allow traffic to flow one way, then the other way, then all traffic comes to a dead halt and people are free to walk anywhichaway. I have never seen this anywhere else. On another note, I did purchase the two books you recommended Monday evening. I am reading WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL by Donald Maass first and am finding it most helpful. There is hope for my book. I fully intend to use every bit of his advice. I was also enjoying your blogs on TECHNIQUES OF THE SELLING WRITER by Dwight Swain. I don't go to movies much. About once a year I rent or buy the ones I think I might enjoy and get "movied out" until time for my next fix. I took a college class in children's literature and was required to read all the Newberry Award winners. I enjoyed reading BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA but don't know if I'd like to see the film. I'm usually disappointed in the movie version of a book I enjoyed reading. For example, I read UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and everything else written by that author--hated, loathed, and detested what the movie version did to that book. Was sorry I spent the money to see it. I also hated the most recent film version of THE SECRET GARDEN, which introduced the occult into a book that doesn't have any. I understand that filmmakers are buying an audience, not a script. But do they understand that the people who liked the book don't want to see it messed up? I did enjoy the movie version of the RING trilogy, all of which I read at least twice a good thirty-five years before the films were made. The last scarry movie I saw was "THE EXORIST". Had to have a night light for the next five years. On the other hand, it did prepare me for motherhood. My sweet son reached age sixteen before his head started spinning around and he turned into someone else. (Then I couldn't find a priest to do the exorcism.) Oh well, have a great time and tell us stay-at-home types all about it. Chow. Helen

Wendy Roberts said...

Hey Jana, glad you didn't get stuck in Jersey. I'm not going to Dallas because I'm opting for another writing retreat instead to try and brainstorm another series. I'll miss my pals though!

Carrie said...

Hey! I've been traveling for work a lot too and sooo understand where you're coming from.

I'm going to RWA Nationals this year - yay! But most of the people I met at nationals last year aren't going this year so it's back to the drawing board for meeting more conference friends :)

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