Friday, July 08, 2011

Am I ambitious, or just insane?

A week ago I returned from a lovely week in NYC at the RWA National Conference, where I had the delight of running into fellow Killers Diane Kelly, Christie Craig, and Robin Kaye.

As always, I run myself ragged at these events, traipsing all over the city going to parties, not to mention trying to catch as many workshops at the actual conference itself as possible. And you can't forget all the "downtime" (where you're actually still "on" because you're networking) at the bar.

I even managed to squeeze in some time to take in a Broadway show, and got to see my old dance school pal Cara Cooper in "Jersey Boys!"

But despite the grueling schedule, I still come away reenergized and excited. Excited to dive into the next manuscript, excited about all the new ideas I have, and excited to connect with my favorite authors and online buddies. Oh, and of course, excited for next year!

And next year definitely should be fun. RWA is heading to Anaheim for a Disneyland extravaganza! I've got a toddler, so should be perfect, right?

Except that I'll also have a 7-month-old. Am I insane for even considering this idea?


Terri Osburn said...

*does math on fingers*

I must have missed a blog somewhere. Uhm...congrats. LOL!

Lovely pics. Had to skip this year and it nearly killed me, but I'm glad you had a good time. Got my eye on Anaheim. Friend of mine lives out there and promises to show me the park.

Robin Kaye said...

Amanda- The answer is insane, but that's kind of a prerequisite for writers. You definitely fit the bill. The best Disney experience I ever had was when my oldest was 2 1/2, and twinkle toes was new born. Not sure about a seven month old, but the toddler will love it and you will most likely survive.

Anonymous said...

LOL, nope. You don't miss a blog, Terri. I'm 4 months preggo. :)

Terri Osburn said...

You're both braver than I. I stopped at one. Though she did attend her first concert at 2wks old. The Bellamy Brothers. (It was a free show.)

I'm sure kidlet will get something out the Disney experience. And you'll get something too. Possibly a few new gray hairs. Just cover them with the cute mouse ears hat.

Linda McDonald said...

I'm so excited that RWA will be in Anaheim next year. I will be there.
Congrats to you on your pregnancy! Since I live in San Diego, the kids in our family end up going to Disneyland at young ages. So, you're not the only insane one. :)

Christie Craig said...

Not insane. Brave. That's what I'd call it.

It was great meeting you in the Big Apple.