Hey ladies!! We've been running all day long, but I'm back in the room for a quick break before I rush out the door in my red and white polka dot cocktail dress for The Golden Network Reception (which I'm dragging Lisa to, and which scared Alice so she ditched us), and thought I'd drop you all a quick update.
Things are great. We're all (of course) totally exhausted. We've been rushing from workshop to workshop, networking, meeting with friends and having a good ol' Texas time. Lisa Kleypas spoke at lunch this afternoon - she's fabulous. Totally inspiring. And we all got copies of her newest contemporary. (Paty, it has cowboys on the front!) We have tons of books to bring back for the workshop, and Lisa keeps finding these awesome goodies in the goodie room (I need to hang with her more often). Alice is writing up a storm (I think we've reinspired her) and I'm sick (go figure), but rallying because, well, after all, it is Nationals.
Terry McLaughlin is a hoot - I just love her, and I'm totally amazed at what she does - writing, pres. of the Golden Network, yadda yadda. Had a great chat with her. Sherrilyn Kenyon knows how to wear a hat (oh, boy, what a hat), and (Bethany) there are pregnant girls all around. (Last fall must have been a bumper crop year because they're popping out all over).
Tomorrow we have more workshops, more schmoozing, and I'm going to the Golden Heart/Rita Reception. Alice keeps us all up late laughing and chatting, and Lisa's quietly absorbing it all in her sweet way. I'm just as snarky as ever (go figure). I also have incriminating photos, but I'm on Lisa's computer right now so I can't download and share (but I will next week!!!).
We miss you all and wish you were here. We'll try to update again real soon!