Tomorrow morning, I’ll be getting up early and driving up to Orange County. Normally, I wouldn’t be thrilled to be getting up before eight a.m. on a Saturday morning, but in this case, I’m making an exception. You see, I’m going to attend the Orange County Chapter’s meeting, where I’ll be sitting on a panel to talk about the epublishing industry. My friend Tessa Dare invited me in December, and I have been looking forward to it ever since.
I love being around other writers, but I don’t get the opportunity very often. Getting away from my family on a Saturday, when my local chapter holds its meetings, is tough. Between our obligations to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts and the general craziness of trying to keep up with general household chores, weekends always seem to be packed. The only reason I’m able to go up to do this panel tomorrow is that I planned WAY in advance and there was nothing on the Scouting schedule on Saturday.
Anyway, I’m expecting to meet some wonderful new people, including my fellow panelists. I’m particularly excited about meeting Jennifer Haymore, whose June 2009 release from Grand Central, looks extremely intriguing. And, of course, I’m thrilled that I get to see Tessa, whom I first met online during the Avon FanLit contest two years ago and then met in person at RWA National in Dallas the following summer. It’s going to be awesome!
YOUR TURN: Have any fun plans for the weekend? Spill!