Monday, August 11, 2008

It's Good to Be Back

It’s been one week since I returned from RWA, San Fran Nationals and already it seems so long ago.

Just a quick run down. The hotel was amazing and shopping was everywhere you turned. Not that I had much time for it, but still, if you like to shop, then San Fran is a great place to go.

I never made it to Napa Valley though and I’m really sorry about that. I wanted to do a little wine tasting in the valley. Again, it was the time issue. We did, however, have wine at the hotel and the Wharf.

My pitch appointments went very well and I came home with several requests from them, as well as general talking with editors and/or agents. Fingers crossed for those.

The weather was great and believe it or not, I really didn’t over pack this year. Yes, I had a few extra things that weren’t worn, but trust me on this, a few extra things is good for me. Remember, I’m a choices kinda girl.

Oh wait, did someone ask if we got any sleep??? At nationals? Nope, we ran on about 3 hours a night if we were lucky. And the one night my roomy and I were back in the room at a decent hour, we sat and talked until 3:00 AM. By the way, my roomy was great!

I posted a slideshow on the right with pics.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Liza said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing all of your pictures with us.

Vicki said...

Hey Liza, it was great, but I was also very glad to come home. :)

Carolyn Jean said...

Oh, I am so jealous you were there! It seems like everybody had such a good time. And congrats on the requests from your pitch!!

Karen Lingefelt said...

Vicki, I love the slideshow--especially since I couldn't go this year. I loved seeing our TARA sisters all dressed up, especially Karen R and Carla (I'm a sucker for royal blue)!

Great going on all the requests!

Jill James said...

Vicki, love the pictures. You took lots (even that yummy lunch dessert)!

Looks like you had a blast at National.

Vicki said...

Carolyn Jean - We had a great time, but next year in DC will be just as fab. Hope you can come to that one. :)

Karen - We missed you bunches and yes, both Karen and Carla were stunning.

Jill - the dessert was so good and being the lover of coffee that I am I couldn't resist the photo. :)

Malicious Intent said...

ya never sleep at conferences, you do that when you get home.
Nice slide show!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Hi Vicki,

So sorry I didn't get to meet you in San Fran. I got in on Friday afternoon. Leslie and I headed out of town on Sunday and went to Sonoma for a few days. The wine was great and it was fantastic to get away alone for a few days. Maybe I'll see you next year in Washington.

Vicki said...

MI - isn't it the truth! :)

Bruce, I wish I'd known you were going to be there. I hope you and Leslie had a wonderful time.

With the plotmonkeys not getting out much this time, we didn't see any of them much. I think I saw Julie twice.