I leave for Denver on Thursday! I can't wait to see all the Gnomies again!
I'll admit to still being extremely nervous. It's my first conference ever and I have that scheduled crit with Kristin Nelson. BAH. I'm very, very skerred. And excited. :)
That said, I'm still pounding the keys -- have to get this draft of FI as close to completion as possible. It's getting there. Honest. Every day it looks more and more like an actual book. It's so thrilling to see the end in sight. That said, I can't let up.
I have a ton of things to do this week in preparation, not the least of which is reading all the other submissions for KN's crit circle. I've been a bit of a slacker, but I must get to those soon. I'm also trying to figure out what goodies to bring to the conference -- we're doing a cookie exhange. I think I'm going for sugar free cheesecakes. I know, I'm cheating. But cheesecake is my favorite thing in the world, and they'd be bite-sized like cookies. (g) And total yum!
Still not listening to any books...have cheated a little on paper books. I read the HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins a while back, have started Book 7 (you know the one), and have dipped a toe into THE DEMON'S LEXICON by Sarah Rees Brennan. All of them I have enjoyed and/or am enjoying _a great deal_. But I'm trying to limit reading. It's a very, very difficult thing to do. Especially when the sequel to HUNGER GAMES just came out!!!! Ack.
Anyway, just thought I'd pop on for a minute. I have the next two days off and plan to get a lot of work under my belt.