Monday, October 1, 2012

All Kinds of Wonderful!



Short post for me today.  Hey, did I just hear a cumulative sigh of relief?  Ha ha, no worries.  I’m swamped with all kinds of wonderful right now. 

On Wednesday, I leave for BoucherCon, my first-ever writer’s conference, though, to be honest, it’s way more than that.  It’s for anyone who loves mystery and crime fiction, fans and writers alike.  Even better, I get to see one of my besties, Jennifer Hillier.  Sadly, she moved from here in Seattle back to Toronto last December and I haven’t seen her since, so I’m excited beyond words!  Happy dance time!


But as incredible as that is—and it is incredible—something even bigger is planned.  I finally, FINALLY get to meet, in person, my pub-sister, my most valued critique partner, my email buddy, and my very best friend and confidant, Lisa Regan.  We’ve been CPs for over two years now.  Without fail, we email long-ass letters to each other twice a week, with lots of little ones and texts in between.  So, hell yeah, this is going to be EPIC!!!  Be prepared for lots of pictures when I return.


Also exciting, starting today, I’m a judge for the Small Press Pitch portion of Deana Barnhart’s Gearing Up to Get an Agent Blogfest or GUTGAA, as we lovingly call it.  How cool is that? 

And, of course, since I’ll be gone and it’s the beginning of the month, I have to compose a little sump’m sump’m for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s IWSG on Wednesday.  And with all this wonderfulness, I simply have nothing to complain about, so I plan on writing something a bit lighter than usual.

That said, I’m happy to be buried in edits—my new day job—which, I must say, I love, love LOVE!  In addition to all that, my debut novel, The Mistaken, launches in less than three weeks, along with my whirlwind blog tour, so while I’m drowning in promo, I’m lovin’ every minute of it!  This is me with my head ready to spin right off my body! 


What about you…have you ever found yourself drowning in pure euphoria?     


  

       

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're friends with Jennifer? How awesome! And hey, a little something positive for the IWSG is always welcome.

Freya Morris said...

Sounds amazing! Funny pictures. Hope all goes well with all the promo. Exciting stuff. I think I would be the same as you - virtually skipping.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, you're one busy lady, Nancy. :D

JeffO said...

Have fun at the Con!

Julie said...

Isn't it great when life is moving forward? Savor every minute. :)

Siv Maria said...

Enjoy these happy days ahead!

Heather Gardner said...

May all your positive thoughts from this post spread around the blogo-sphere!
Have a great time!
You deserve it.
Heather

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enjoy the con and the days leading up to your release.

Bish Denham said...

Have a wonderful time. Visiting with besties is the best!

Cassie Mae said...

Yay for all the happy pappy stuff!

Melissa said...

Go have some fun. You deserve it. :)

Rena said...

Have fun at the con!


Sadly, I've never really been drowning in euphoria, but I've marked it down on my calender for a couple months from now...

Laurel Garver said...

Enjoy the con, and I hope you blog about your experience as a judge for GUTGAA. I've always wondered what it's like to be a contest judge.

And promo can be exhilarating and exhausting. I'm in the thick of it myself!

Samantha May said...

Well someone is certainly busy :D

Enjoy it! Have some fun!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! You've got some great things coming up!..I'm just sitting at my computer, wishing I had all that excitement ahead!

Emily R. King said...

Have a blast at your writer's conference. And enjoy judging for GUTGAA!

Andrew Leon said...

I haven't met someone in RL that I met online first in a long, long time. Have a great time!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Not lately, but I'm thrilled that life is treating you well, Nancy. Hope you have a blast at the conference. Looking forward to hearing all about it. I'm missing the Surrey Conference yet again. It's in less than 3 weeks. I think it's major important that as writers we get together and share and learn, and just have fun.

Carrie Butler said...

I demand video and/or photos! ;)

LD Masterson said...

Have fun. We'll look forward to hearing all about it.

Livia said...

I'm so happy for ya Nancy! Glad that you'll be meeting your CP Lisa Regan and Jennifer Hillier in person! I was smiling while I was reading this post. I don't know why...it brought me joy! You have fun now!

I'm looking forward to your blog tour! Can't wait :)

Dawn Simon said...

Ooh, so much fun! Enjoy! And congrats on your book! :)

Lisa Regan said...

Can't wait! It will totally be epic! Now if this damn cold would just go away!

Hope Roberson said...

Oh my goodness! I just watched your book trailer on Lisa's blog! Holy Hannah! I want to read this! Way to go! (That's a lot of exclamation points!!!!)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Have a wonderful time at the conference! I can't wait for The Mistaken to come out! Julie

Charlie Rice said...

I've made friends with many writers in the three years since I started my online ..um..activities. I've yet to meet any of them in person. (Maybe that's why they're still friends - haha)

Awesome meeting Jennifer Hillier, one of my favorites.

M Pax said...

Yay for you Nancy. I look forward to hearing about the con and seeing your pictures. What's bestest is how happy you sound. :D

Stephsco said...

I saw you comment on Nathan Bransford's blog about reading through contest entries. Figured it was GUTGAA (which I was a part of for the agent rounds).

I've also read through entries for a different type of contest, and while some people get it and have it all together, other people you wonder if it's their first stab at writing. I mean, you've got to start somewhere, I can't fault anyone for that. Those beta readers are vital--non-family members--to let you know if you're ready to present your work to a larger audience. I commend you for taking the time to read through entries, especially if you're offering feedback. Bless you! :)