Yes Woman

You know the movie where Jim Carrey has to say “Yes” to every request? Well, apparently that’s what I must have done earlier this year because for August, I find myself scheduled to teach two online classes and coordinating the historical category of the Gateway contest. And judging for the Golden Pen. 🙂

I’m not complaining. I’m actually smacking myself on the forehead. *smack* I must fire my personal assistant. (My personal assistant is myself — as I try to answer writing e-mails in between day job conference calls and activities.) I must also install a physical calendar in front of myself instead of the virtual one that I have in my head that I THINK is always open.

Speaking of classes: I promised the people who attended my workshop at Nationals that I would post the handout online for those who didn’t get it. Well, here it is: Selling the Hard Sell handout.

It will also be linked in the “Extras” section.

Quick Check-In After Conference

It’s starting to be a tradition that I fly to another state after conference rather than returning home. This year I’m in Philadelphia, PA with my hubby, so it’s going to take a bit longer to return to normalcy. I’m just checking in for a couple housekeeping items so to speak.

First of all, a HUGE thanks to everyone who came up to me to express their encouragement and enthusiasm for the October release of Butterfly Swords. The most common thing I heard was, “Are you the one who wrote that book with the beautiful cover?” So big kudos to the Harlequin art department!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to my “Selling the Hard Sell” workshop and/or the “Dress for Historical Success” workshop. I’m avidly looking for photos from those events or from the Awards night ceremony when I was presenting to post here. I don’t have them on my camera so it may be a hunt.

I ran out of handouts at the “Hard Sell” workshop, so I’ll be posting a copy on the website as soon as I get home to my writing computer.