A week from today - Monday the 27th - I'll be getting on a train to NYC to attend the RWA National convention. Although I feel overwhelmed thinking of all the necessary preparation involved, I'm extremely excited.
In January, I attended a "Cruise with your Muse" conference and it was so inspirational. I came home so excited to write and had so many stories formulating in my mind. I think I've been productive since January, with a completed YA paranormal book written and a romantic paranormal almost completed by myself and a co-writer, as well as a paranormal novella written (all are written, not published). I am patting myself on the back for my writing accomplishments but now I'm in the position where I want to get my work published, I want to start writing new books, and I believe another inspirational conference will maintain my momentum.
Last week was the first week of summer with the kids home from school and one night, after my husband came home, I went to the library and wrote for several hours until the library closed. Being there, without the distractions from home, was very beneficial. Today I took all 3 boys to the doctor's office and while in the waiting room my 2 year old became very active (running around, yelling, laughing, etc - all mortifying behaviour) and as I was taking him outside to wait (my older boys stayed in the waiting room and alerted me when the nurse was ready for us) I met a friend and her baby as they were coming in. I immediately said, "Can I switch kids with you?" because my 2 year old had me so embarrassed and upset. But, we're home now, he's sleeping and viola, I'm on the computer enjoying this quiet time.
A week in NYC will be great - time to myself, time with my mom (whom I rarely get to see), and time to focus on my writing. Yes, I'm excited and I'm excited too about the books I'll begin writing when I return.