Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Well, I don't know if it's true or not, but these are definitely the dog days of summer. At least to me, that is. While I enjoy summer, I don't enjoy temps in the high 80's and low 90's. But I should be thankful we have sunshine at all. We have also had a lot of rain here in Michigan.
I hope you are all having a fabulous summer, enjoying time with friends and family, vacations and weekend trips. Anything that involves rest and relaxation.

I just got back from five glorious days in San Francisco at the Romance Writers of America National Conference. What a beautiful city! Did some sightseeing which included Alcatraz, Angel Island and the sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf. Also shared good meals and great company with other authors that I only see once a year.

Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing some of what I learned at conference. And of course I'll be busy getting my own projects ready for submission to editors and agents. The Greater Detroit Chapter held their own award ceremony for the Booksellers Best Award. We were up again some stiff competition on Thursday night as some of the publishers held their own parties, and other chapter functions were going on as well. But it was great to meet, greet, and present some of our winners with their BBA pins and posters. You can see the complete list of winners and the poster at the website under Contests.

More later, I'm off to finish chores. The mower is calling and I offered (silly girl) to help out with the yardwork this week since hubby is working 7 days straight! Keep those fingers flying, Patti