One of the things I did was meet and talk with all those people I never get to see face to face, but share emails, facebook, and twitter conversations with. I also took some time to chat with and hang out with some of my Southern Magic Chapter-mates. Today I am going to introduce you to a few of them:
|My fabulous Southern Magic Chapter-mates! We were hanging out at the lounge area together. From left: Katherine Bone, Carla Swafford, ME, Kerry Freeman, Meda White.|
|Aidee and I at the Literacy Signing in Atlanta|
|ME, and the cool Debbie Herbert (and quite the Alabama Football Fan!)|
|Me, before wine and the fabulous Heather Leonard!|
|Me and Katherine Bone|
|Cecily White, Me, Katherine Bone.|
This was a masquerade ball, there was dancing, music, and plain fun.
When writers get together, one never knows what's going to happen: Dancing, palm reading, and lots and lots of laughing.
|Heather Leonard and Angela Blount|
I am sharing this because the fabulous Angela, arranged Heather's hair. I wish you could've seen how beautiful it was, this doesn't do it justice.
It's amazing what one can do with hairspray, bobby pins, clear rubber bands, a curling iron, and flat iron...
Of course with all this fun--there was work. A lot of it. Classes, workshops, and mini-conferences. I heard two of the most inspiring speeches about pressing on from Cathy Maxwell and Kristin Higgins. I am making sure I buy those talks to play when I am staring at a blank page and wondering if I'm a fraud. Listening to what those women had to say made the time I spent at National Conference well worth the cost.
I have to get focused again and this conference has helped me do so. I have plots to wrestle with, stories to finish....
What have you done this summer?