Rewrite begins today!
I'm making a note here: huge success. :) As in, CONduit was a big success. Jaron sold out of Villages, and I made enough money from prints to cover the cost of printing plus some. (I still have some prints left over, and I just might be giving them away when I'm finished with my rewrite...)
So, I've decided that I love going to cons. There's this air of familiarity, willingness to share, and overall good feelings. Plus there's something to be said for a place where people are just walking around wearing amazing homemade costumes like this one:
Sorry for the horrible lighting. The hotel was pretty dim. I had a lot of fun, though, and I made some new friends, too. For instance, sitting at the booth next to us was Travis Austin Lee, who was selling books--he had one that he'd written as well. When we started talking about writing, the way that he writes and edits just sounded exactly the way that I do. It's not the 'recommended' way--but I can't ever completely tune out my inner editor. It can take me an hour to pen a paragraph. Well, anyway... they say that great minds think alike. Let's hope that's the case, since I ended up buying his book. Couldn't help it. He was such a nice guy.
Paul Genesse was also there; he had a pizza party on Saturday night to celebrate the release of his third book in the Iron Dragon series. I remembered seeing him at LTUE; seems he remembered us, too. He talked to me for a while as we waited in line to get ice cream--and he even bought me a scoop! (They were only 25 cents, but it was still so cool that he did that. +10 awesomeness points to Mr. Genesse.)
Well, I'll be back to make the rounds soon. It's been too long since I've checked the blogosphere. I'm going to keep busy with all of this writing, but since today's the last day of work in three months, I'll try to be more active around here. Until then, bonus points for those who recognize the reference at the top of this post. More bonus points if you can identify the pin I'm wearing in the pics. ;)