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Back to the grindstone





I had a great time at the New Jersey Library Association conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. I met lots of nice people, some of whom I knew via email or telephone only, so it was good to put faces to names. I've got plenty of new contacts for NJAN, and other writerly events. I also sold some books, so all in all, a successful trip. 

If you ever find yourself in Atlantic City, NJ, I highly recommend the Revel Resort hotel. The staff were terrific and I loved my room, especially the shower. The towels were so light and fluffy, I could hardly close the lid on my suitcase. I'm not too good with heights, so I did find it unnerving to have a wall-length window view of the ocean from my room on the 25th floor, but it was nothing curtains couldn't fix.

I left a little early so I could get home in good time to make it to my 10 Things Every Writer Should Know talk at Monmouth County Library (HQ) in my adopted home town of Manalapan last night. People seemed to enjoy it. I had another 'Savor the moment' moment afterwards when two people in the audience brought their copies of Fur-Face up to the table. I thought at first they'd come for a refund, but it turns out they wanted me to sign them.

Afterwards, I had a good chinwag with some of my friends from the Monmouth Creative Writing Group for about an hour-and-a-half, which is always fun.


Now it's back to the grindstone. I've got my inbox down to less than a hundred emails now. If I owe you a reply (or a blog comment) I expect to have pretty much caught up by around midday. Then it's lunch, followed by my afternoon writing session.

How about you?

How's your week going?



   


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temporus
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
Less than 100? How does anyone have less than 100 emails????
jongibbs
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Lol, I started using the 'daily digest' feature on Yahoo a while back. It made a considerable dent in my inbox ;)

Sorry I won't get to see you on Saturday. You'll be missing a great speaker. Tere's brilliant :)
temporus
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
Actually....

Turns out my meeting next week was postponed until August. Awfully nice of them to let me know four days before my international flight. *grrr*

But that means I am home, and should make the meeting.
jongibbs
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
Excellent! The post-meeting lunch and chinwags just aren't the same when you're not there :)
temporus
Jun. 7th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Not sure how long I'll be able to hang out at the diner, as there's a memorial service we might be attending in the evening. It was something else I would have had to miss due to the flight out, etc, but can now attend.
bogwitch64
Jun. 7th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Going kind of like yours is--busy! But fulfilling.

Glad to see you doing all this writerly stuff. As always, I'm envious!
jongibbs
Jun. 7th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Says the girl with a new book just out :P
bogwitch64
Jun. 8th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Teehee--oh yeah!
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