So. I arrived back from holidays last week only to be knocked down by a killer cold-flu thing. Four days of fever, followed by several days of feeling like I was no longer attached to my body. Today’s the first day I’ve had any real energy, and wow, do I ever have a lot to catch up on!
Anyhow, the holiday was fantastic – time with family, my first 5km run (through Disneyland at night, no less!), and even a trip to the beach. Beautiful! And, more importantly, I dealt with a major fear of mine: flying. I can’t say I’ll ever be comfortable with flying, but I did it, and survived, and am glad to tell the tale. Hopefully, the next flight I take will be even easier!
Then, it was onto the cold-flu, and thankfully, it let up enough for me to attend my first author event this past weekend. I attended the BC Book Fair, which is the semi-annual fair for independent booksellers in my province. I was shown around by Kate Saunders of Simon and Schuster, and got to meet all sorts of lovely book people. Then, Monday morning, I participated in an author breakfast, where I presented SHADOWS CAST BY STARS for the first time. Cue the nerves! But, it seemed to go well, and I also got to meet Marissa Meyer, lovely author of CINDER.
Anyhow, it’s now back to work for me – I have a middle grade novel that requires finishing post-haste, and two YA novels that are begging for my attention. Plus, March is shaping up to be a really busy month, with a writing retreat and a Reiki retreat and lots of pre-planning for the launch of SHADOWS. All of this makes me very happy – a busy me is a happy me!
And on that note, I should away, but not before posting a picture of me, snapped by my husband, at Manhattan Beach in California!