Monday, June 16, 2008

What a Weekend!

Networking Saturday
I only sold 2 books on Saturday at the Wine and Art Festival, but at the end of the day, I had something more valuable than sales...

Information and getting my name circulated. And a bottle of Blueberry wine:)

BB Walters ("Sister Light") and I were not just 'traffic directors' this time; we networked. We spoke to nearly everyone; we shared our own opinions on the various wines we had tried, and people stopped by to chat, look over our books, and some even picked our brains on how we got started.

A local art gallery is interested in hosting signings and even taking a few of the books on commission.

A woman asked me if I'd be interested in speaking to her Women's Groups.

And one of BB's friends showed up; he's an author as well, and invited me to the Writer's Guild meetings he and his fellow writers hold every Monday, at my new favorite ice cream place downtown:)

Travis, forgive me if you're reading this...I left your business card at home, but if I get back here tonight, I'll add your link to the right! I haven't forgotten you!

Sleep? What Sleep?
Maybe it was the adrenaline rush of the day, or maybe it's because I had been slowly writing whenever I could during the day, but after two hours of sleep, my brain woke up.

At midnight.

I got up and wrote five pages; at 2:00, I tried to go back to bed.

Nope, still awake.

And since I (gasp!) wasn't in the mood to write a sex scene, I went downstairs and watched the four hours of Saturday morning SoapNet programming that I usually watch every weekend, but had to DVR that day because of the festival!

Finally at 6am I went to bed and slept until 10, when I got up and got ready for church.

Happy Father's Day
We spent a lazy day. Went to Bicknell and had a cookout with the people who have adopted our kids for the summer. In fact, we swapped again. K stayed and S came home. But only because her bff now owns a pool in her backyard.

My father should be receiving his card today. I called him last night and as he had just gotten off the phone with my sister, he said to me, "I love you; now I can go to bed. Do you need to speak to your mother?" I didn't; I was headed to bed myself! I'll call her later and tell her about my fantastic Saturday.

I'll catch up on the blogs later; it's now noon and I have three children arriving in 30 minutes:) Everyone have a great day!


Unknown said...

Sounds like you have been a busy and productive girl

Phoenix said...

Congrats on the networking. It always pays off!

barbara huffert said...

Wow! Busy, busy, busy. Keep us posted on the Women's and Writer's groups.