Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I just spoke with a friend, a strong capable woman. She teaches aerobic classes, is the VP of our chapter of romance writers and is in all ways a woman to be reckoned with. She says the hardest thing she does is to find uninterrupted writing time (duh, think this applies to me, who just called and interrupted her?) But, no, I was calling her to arrange our ride to the board meeting tonight so it was a "had to be" call. So, I was thinking I was being a wienie 'cause I hadn't been able to find time in the last two days to write. Her assurances that this is a common affliction among writers helped. Not like I didn't know it, but at this moment in time, I didn't KNOW it. And she made me feel better about it. This is why we belong to writer's groups and this is why we support each other. Sometimes we just need to be able to say it. Ya know?
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday and Sunday were glorious here in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona and I spent them at the Superstition Mountain Museum, meeting and greeting some of you and signing books. The museum features all of my titles because TimeRider and TimeQuest and Best Man for the Job are set in the Superstitions. The signing went wonderfully well and I met folks from all over the world, but that's pretty usual for the "snowbird" population has flown in to bask in our sunny weather. Discussions ranged from spiritual vortexes to the shoot out at the OK corral. We had a live western guitarist that knew all the old western songs plus many of the new ones as well as his own Arizona centered compositions. And when one fellow's hat came off during a dance with a pretty cowgirl, Ted made a song up on the spot and it was really GOOD! The breezes were cool, the sun was warm, the company fabulous and sales went really well. So good to meet you, Pam, Tootsie, Lavender and girls, Diane and all... Good to see old friends, Kathy, Jack and Elizabeth, Jack San Felice, Don and Mary, Hank, Ron, Amy and all. Mark your calendars for the first weekend in November for The Author's and Artist's Gathering in Apache Junction, Arizona and come join the fun.