Holy heartbreak, is that July coming at me?

Close up: Me frozen like a deer in the headlights.

Is it really the first of July tomorrow?

Cue: Hysterical scream.

I don’t freak out often, believe it or not. But July means that there’s only a couple of weeks left until RWA conference. I’ve been building up to this for so long. I’m going to room with friends I haven’t seen in a year. I’m totally excited to meet a bunch of online writerly acquaintances that I’ve made recently. I’m thinking over elevator pitches and picking outfits.

I expect to be on a natural high the entire week of July 15-18 in D.C. with all the networking parties, workshops and award ceremonies. Butterfly Swords is up for four awards including the Golden Heart®. The Dragon and the Pearl (aka Silk and Seduction) is up for an award as well. *eek* I need to prepare a speech for the GH® in case I get called up because I don’t want to look like a total goof up there. (I never could wing it in 3rd grade with the book reports. I know I’m not going to be able to wing it now so I’m preparing a speech.)

Underneath it all, I know the build up is going to lead to the adrenaline crash of the century once it’s all over. Already dreading that. 🙁 All the while, “real life” continues.

Camera pans wide:
Big, daunting “real life” monsters closing in. Let’s have them dressed as the Wild Things from “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Fade to black.

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  1. Kristi
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 08:14:47

    Tell me about it. I think I lost about half of June. No idea where it went. Maybe one of the kids hid it…

    I had intended to have my 2nd ms “finished” (i.e. containing an actual ending) by the beginning of June. And to have 1 or maybe 2 other works in progress ready for a contest or two. And to have my kitchen painted, and the baseboards installed. And the laundry done. Yikes. And now I need to think about packing. I have a feeling I’ll be on a plane to DC before I can even blink.

    Cue the dreams where I arrive at conference naked..

  2. Jeannie
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:56:28

    Kids have a way of stealing that time, don’t they? 🙂

    Hang in there. We’ll both get to have a chance to sip a glass of wine and relax once we’re at conference (fully clothed, of course)

  3. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 21:37:24

    Less than two weeks til I see you! Wooohoo! And, yeah, prepare the speech, but you’d better practice speaking loudly because your cheering section is going to be screaming! LOL 😀

  4. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 21:37:48

    PS: How come you’re not showing up in my blog feed anymore? Did you change something?

  5. Jeannie
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 06:03:28

    MG – I was trying to mess with my CSS code. I hope I didn’t ruin anything? I don’t even know how to get my feed.