Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Goodies

How've you been?

Just popping in to say I miss you and I hope to blog for real soon. The second half of the summer has proved to be nothing short of chaotic. Thankfully, it's been all mostly good. The highlights include my parents unexpectedly visiting for a week. We had a blast spending time with each other every day, especially since my dad has had some serious medical issues and we hadn't seen my parents in 3 years. Also, the last few weeks have been focused on shopping, organizing, and packing for my oldest child who is leaving for college. I'm proud and excited (and sad and wish I were going off to college for the 1st time). This is huge and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to react when leave him 900 miles away [he's 18, Suz, not 8], but I did buy the biggest box of tissues I could find, just in case.

Suffice it to say there has been little time for reading, writing, blogging, or internet time. However, before I scoot out of here again, I'd like to mention a couple of good things happening in the writing world.

First, if you haven't heard already, my buddy, Donna Hosie has an agent! She's being represented by Beth Phelan of the Waxman Agency. Yay, Donna! She has worked so hard, and even through the ups and downs of her writing journey, she never lost faith in herself and her writing. She's truly an inspiration to me and many others.Why not click over her blog, Musings of a Penniless Writer, and congratulate her? And if you're not a follower, I'd encourage you to follow her blog. She's sooooo close to 300.

Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing. If I wasn't driving a round trip of 1800 miles this month, this is what I'd be doing right now. Another dear Donna friend, Donna Weaver, from Weaving A Tale or Two is writing like a maniac this month trying to reach 50,000 words. Keep going, Donna! I believe in you!

Also, Write On Con is happening, like, now! What I love about this conference, besides the fact that it's FREE, is that even if you can't participate while it's happening, the threads and vlogs are up to view when it's convenient. I can still listen to the awesome advice from agents, editors and authors at my leisure.

Oh! Have you seen Josin McQuein's cover for Premeditated? I can't wait for this book!

So that's about it! I hope to visit your blogs as soon as things settle down in about a week or two.

What's been happening with you? I'd love to read about it or even a quick hello in the comments.