Later Wednesday night, my chapter held the awards ceremony for our Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest. While I didn’t final in the contest, I was glad to be there to cheer on and congratulate my fellow Southern Magic members. Congratulations to Heather Leonard and Louisa Cornell on their wins, as well as the others who made it to the final round. A special shout goes out to the Contest Contessa, Christine Glover, for a job well done.
On Thursday, I attended several workshops, got some goodies from the goody room (chocolate-nom, nom), and I pitched for the very first time. I was nervous but I got a request for a full manuscript so I happy danced the rest of the day and into the night. Speaking of that night, Georgia RomanceWriters held their Masked Southern Gothic Soiree where there was plenty of dancing. DJ Silver Knight must have gotten another gig (although he showed up later to party), but I think they recruited the DJ from the Microsoft crowd. He did a great job though and played great music. I’m pretty sure he was scratching (keeping it old school again).
I snuck out of the soiree to attend the ice cream social held by the Contemporary Romance Writers. I joined their chapter since I write contemporary romance and they fed me ice cream. There was a great panel of speakers there including Bella Andre, Beth Kery, Carly Phillips, Laura Bradford, and more. (Sorry I can’t remember them all.)
Thanks to everyone who’s helped me get this far. I’m on my way…