I went to Dallas over the weekend to the Dallas Area Romance Authors “Dreamin’ in Dallas” workshop.
I sold several books at the booksigning Friday, and one more on Saturday when I forced myself out of my instinctive introvert shyness-mode and mentioned my books when someone asked what books at the Bookfair I’d read that I really loved. A completely different person perked up and wanted to know which ones, and bought Compass Rose, since she hadn’t read it. I sold to a couple of completely new-to-me readers, which is always a good thing. If they like it enough to come back and get the next book.
And I went to some good workshops and talked writing with a lot of fun people, and I brainstormed two books. I wanted to do three, but my roomies/critique partners started falling asleep. Oh well.
Then I got to see the older son and the grandboys for lunch on Sunday, which is always fun. They’re getting so big! The baby will be TWO this month!!!
I wound up on a friend’s blog–she’s trying to post “second sale” stories, and since it took me two years to make that second sale, I figured I was a cautionary tale. Anyway, if you’re interested, you can read it here, on Lori Devoti’s blog.
Back to the revisions. I’m up to chapter 8, and have cut 4 pages–but I added in a bunch of stuff the editor wanted, so I’ve actually cut More than merely 4 pages. It’s just that I’ve added at least 4… Oh well. Let’s see, that means–um (wait! higher math required here)–let’s see… 96 pages left to cut… Ugh.