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Monday, August 04, 2008

Home Again.........


So, San Francisco conference is already slipping into memory......What isn't blurring, I mean.

It's a fast paced week, with almost no sitting down time and as a writer, that's what I'm best at. Sitting, I mean. All this standing and walking can't be healthy!!

At least, we did get the chance to sit for meals....Usually hurried, but in the case of the picture on the left, a nice, long, fun filled lunch with really good friends. That's me, Kate Carlisle, Jennifer Apodaca (aka Jennifer Lyon) and Michele Cwiertney We were at Annabell's Bar and Bistro and the food was as fabulous as the company!

What I love best about conference is it gives us all a chance to spend a lot of time together. Most of us stay in touch all year by phone and email, though these three friends and I get to see each other at our local chapter meetings once a month. Still, at conference, you're all in the hotel. You're not working, answering phones, paying bills or taking care of the family. It's a chance to talk writing. To talk books. To delve into plot ideas, character notions and the whims of the publishing industry, all with people who understand exactly why it all makes you nuts.

RWA National Conference??? Priceless.

8 Comments:

  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Priceless is exactly right! I had a blast this year. Getting away and being able to concentrate on friends instead of deadlines and worries is wonderful.

    You looked great here in the pic, but you really rocked at the awards ceremony! Loved the jewelry!

     
  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    I had a blast too, Jen! Getting to hang with you and Michele this year was a lot of fun!!

    oooh, thanks.....i loved that RITA night jewelry too!

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    What a fantastic picture of all of you. You need to have that photographer follow you around documenting your lives!

    So glad SF was fun, but for those of us who couldn't be there, maybe a tid bit of gossip to make us (er, me) feel like part of the gang? :)

    Welcome home

     
  • At 7:45 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Cyndi.......

    Thanks for that, it was a friendly waiter!

    I'll be posting more pictures this week and talking about conference for those of you who didn't make it this year......

     
  • At 7:52 PM, Blogger Michele said…

    I had such a fantastic time this year! I hadn't laughed like that in a long while. :-)

    And Maureen you looked fabulous on the awards night!!

     
  • At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Jill S. said…

    I had such a great time hanging out with you guys!!!!

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Michele!! Wasn't it FUN?? WE must hang together again next year...see you at the meeting!

    JILL! We must always hang at conference....it was sooo fun.

     
  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    You all look so cute!! I'm not mentioning me.....

    Conference was fantastic and I loved hanging out with everyone!! Let's do it again next year! :-)

     

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