Reading: Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
I have spent most of the last month immersed in writing and surrounded by writers.
I've attended two writing conferences - in Surfers Paradise, Australia and Auckland, NZ - and caught up with so many writer friends and met a whole bundle of new ones. Everyone was very positive about our industry and all the growing opportunites for authors out there.
Seeing friends win awards is awesome. Sharing a wine at the end of the day is almost as good. I think I talk more in August than I do for the rest of the year. (Makes it nice and peaceful for my DB when I get home as the voice tends to have disappeared.)
The buzz and excitment at these conferences stays with me for a long afterwards. Which is just as well as I have had revisions to complete over this time. That book finally headed off into cyberspace late last night and now there is another book waiting to be written in a very short time which I've been trying to work on at the same time. This one is a Duet which I'm doing with Louisa George, and at the moment she is way ahead of me. So out with the whip. No, not that sort of whip.
Does everyone else have a large to-be-read pile waiting by their bed? I have a copy of Every Boy's Dream Dad to give away today.