Well, the internet’s fixed finally – wouldn’t you know it now the conference is finished?
It’s been an incredibly busy couple of days that ended on a high for me personally. Things went REALLY well, but more than that I don’t want to say as I don’t want to jinx things. I attended some really great workshops and heard some great speakers. Including Tami Cowden’s course on the Hero Archetypes and Jane Porter’s course on Alpha Heroes – OMG she made tears come to my eyes and goosebumps raise on my arms during parts of it. She used clips from films to demonstrate the alpha traits that I will never forget now. Unfortunately it went through the time I had an unmissable appointment so I had to leave early and missed the section on heroines. That session isn’t taped *sob* so I can’t listen to it later. But Sue and I had a chance to talk with her in the coffee shop later – she’s SO nice – but then everyone we met there was. If you ever get a chance to hear her speak, don’t pass up the opportunity.
I saw Nora Roberts several times, including once where I may not have made a good impression. Sue and I had attended different workshops so we agreed to meet at a specific place on the second floor. So I was looking over the balcony watching the escalator when I saw Sue get on and I waved to her. And then realized Nora Roberts was on the step right in front of her. Talk about a ditz moment. When she (Nora) reached the top of the escalator, she had to go by me and she paused and gave me a look as if she was trying to figure out who I was. I think she thinks I was waving to her. In the meantime I’m trying to get Sue’s attention as Sue hadn’t realize who was standing right in front of her.
Oh, and Wylie, I saw JR Ward a couple more times – she dresses all in black and is so lithe and tall she’s a knockout. And I took a course with Sherrilyn Kenyon who cannot listen to her own writing being read – she actually stuffs her fingers in her ears to block it out. It’s so weird/neat to see all these authors just wander by you so casually, people you’ve read for years, or maybe only for a couple months, but have immersed yourself in their worlds and brought you such pleasure. Talk about overload of the best kind.
I’ll have more photos but everything’s packed up as I’m leaving Dallas and heading deeper into Texas to visit Blue Sue’s place. She promises she’s going to get me up on one of her Arabians, and teach me to shoot. Definitely more photo ops there.
See you soon!