June 7th, 2012

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?