05-26-18 – Blog Queen - Sarah Raplee

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I'm thinking.....

......... still thinking..........
I knew my blog day was fast approaching and kept telling myself I have plenty of time, even though February always flies by so fast because there are only 28 days in the month...two or three less than any other month, yet the lack of those two days seem to make a difference in how long you have to procrastinate.

So, of course, here I sit, staring at my computer screen hoping inspiration will hit between games of Spider Solitaire and Words With Friends. I’m usually really good at thinking quick on my feet, but writing a blog post (even one I do once a month) can be daunting. You’d think as a writer, writing a blog post would come easy....not so much. When you’re penning your missive there is always one thought niggling at the base of your brain: is anyone going to enjoy this post--if they bother to read past the babble, that is?  Of course that thought is quick-stepping around my skull with everything else I’m doing. It’s been a busy year!

Along with my good friend Heather Palmer, I volunteered to coordinate my chapter conference...Desert Dreams. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, and I wasn’t worried about that. Heather and I work well together and we’re both perfectionists. We’ve put together a fantastic conference with some fabulous speakers and workshops and TEN agents and editors! If you’ve never been to a writing conference and you feel somewhat intimidated about them, then Desert Dreams is definitely the place to ‘get your feet wet’. It’s such a fun, relaxed atmosphere with so many wonderful people, it’s like going to a giant family reunion!

Anyway, the conference is in April and once that’s done, I’ll head to Denver for the RomCon convention....I think I’m doing a workshop...but I haven’t heard yet. After Denver I’ll head to San Antonio for the RWA conference, where I will be chairing the Literacy Signing for the third year in a row! After San Antonio my daughter turns twenty one and we’re going to celebrate in Vegas Baby!  But, between now and all of that, I’m in the process of reading nine books before March 19th for two different contests as well as preparing to re-release my fourth book Dark Obsession (May 5th) and complete the follow-up Body & Soul. Does it make you tired just reading that??’s no wonder my muse goes into hiding.  

Lucky for me, I’m a good multi-tasker and I love a challenge...and believe me, it's been challenging. ;-) 


Shobhan Bantwal said...

Wow, Terri, you certainly are a multi-tasker! Your agenda looks like you'll be busy every minute of every day until summer, and then some...

I wish you loads of success in all your ventures and adventures in the coming months.

Judith Ashley said...

I can hardly wait for April and Desert Dreams! I know it will be just as fantastic (or maybe more so although I find that hard to believe but then I say that every time I attend).

Had to laugh as I read your post! That was certainly how I felt sitting down to write my February post a few hours before it was due up. We're writers so something always comes to mind to write about.

Pippa Jay said...

Slightly envious - as yet I haven't been able to make it to any conferences or meet up with any of my fellow authors. Best of luck with it all!