I just returned from a great weekend in Columbus, Ohio, where I not only got to meet five Write-Brainiacs IRL (who I’d never met IRL before) but I also got to meet and hang with a few other really cool folks who were attending World Fantasy Con—some of whom I “knew” from Twitter and some of whom I didn’t. Plus, there were a ton of agents and authors I’ve interviewed and/or stalked researched, so it pretty much awesome.
An exhausting, but all-around faboo, weekend. I’m always so sad when these writerly functions come to an end and it’s back to the real world!
PAYING IT FORWARD
I’d like to show a little love for WB member and woman-of-awesome Candace Ganger, who is running another contest—I Heart Joy like BR80—over on her blog, The Misadventures in Candyland.
IN OTHER NEWS
On the way up to the buckeye state, my husband and I were entertained by the “Scare Me in 1,000 Words or Less” entries, and we have the winners:
First prize—a book + DVD combo of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein . . . and Kenneth Branagh’s mutant of a movie adaptation of the same name—goes to . . .
E. Cluff Elliott
Shoot me an e-mail with your snail mail addy, Cluffer, and I’ll send out your swag this week!
Second prize—a 10-page critique from me—goes to . . .
“What Doesn’t Make Us Stronger”
E-mail me and we can chat about it, Andi.
Congrats, guys! All the entries were good—so hard to choose!—but in the end, I went with the most classically suspenseful and classically scary.
OKAY . . .
Well, since I am making a big push to complete my second manuscript this month for NaNoWraMo (National Novel Wrap-up Month), I’m off in search of a couple thousand words!
Good luck to NaNoWriMo and WraMo folks galore!