Whew! I’m back from the crazy for awhile. Deadlines have taken up my life for the past month and now I can breathe.
All right, who turned on summer in the South already? 90 degrees. I think somehow, I missed spring and it’s only May. Oh well. It’s really okay because so much can be done in the summer. It’s a time for being outside, walking the dog, planting things that didn’t get planted earlier, going on beach trips, etc., etc. I’m ready.
What do you do in the summer?
I’m usually not a loving-the-heat kind of girl. Nah, I love my air conditioning. I actually read a lot during the summer. Since I have fallen way behind on reading, I plan to finish Gone Girl finally (I know, isn’t it ridiculous that I haven’t read it yet) and at least three books (maybe more) that are calling out to me. I’ll review them, if you’d like, in an end of the summer blog. Most of all, this summer, I’ll take time to be with my husband, since I’ve neglected him for all the writing and deadlines.
Last weekend, I attended the Atlanta Writers Conference and really enjoyed it. My second overall writing conference, this one had several workshops but the majority of time was spent waiting one’s turn to receive critiques for queries and manuscripts submitted before the conference. I believe there were nine agents and four editors who gave feedback to aspiring and seasoned writers. I, being a novice, didn’t know what to expect.
My queries didn’t fair too well, but my manuscript submission was noticed by an agent and, at her request, I have submitted more pages to her. Unexpected and appreciated.
Next month, it’s on to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia for the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop. Can’t wait.