My favourite time of the writing year is here. Conference season. Though this year I am only going to one - The Romance Writers' of New Zealand conference in Auckland.
I adore catching up with my writing friends. Most of them I only get to see once or twice a year. Of course we're in touch by internet and phone but it's not the same as having a good old chin wag and a glass of wine or two to help the words flow.
I'm rooming with Lovecat Louisa George and we're supposed to be brain storming a duet we're writing. Not sure how much of that we'll achieve but it will be fun trying.
Then there's the cocktail party and the Awards dinner to enjoy with other Lovecats: Barbara Deleo, Yvonne Lindsay and Rachel Bailey.
On the serious side there are some amazing workshops to attend, and agents to talk to.
Catching up with Joanne Grant from HM&B England is always a lot of fun, as is the HM&B team from Australia.
And to add to my trip I left home two days early to stay with one of my closest friends. Of course we managed to fit in shopping, eating, wine, and so much talking it's a wonder I've still got a voice for conference. There are some who'd be hoping I had lost it. :)
So are you doing anything special and exciting this weekend? Or something that gives you the warm and fuzzies?