Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend Warrior

I'm still recovering from this past weekend.  BEA was the most intense it's ever been...or maybe I was just the most intense I've ever been at BEA, not sure.  I did bring a suitcase this year, but it did also seem like everyone was really aggressive about getting the same ARCs I was gunning for.

You can't tell, but all the people are moving from booth to booth at the speed of lightning.

Over the weekend, I got my notes for Erin's contract back to her editor, and was able to cross a manuscript off my "to read" list!  Pretty big feats since I was under the sway of the free book gods and also went back home to drive up to my five-year college reunion.  

It was really nice to be back at Amherst, see old classmates, and show John around.  It was, however, kind of jarring to go from the BEA pictured above to the campus pictured below.

I went to such a pretty school!  And it's SO calm!

Now that I'm back in the city, my goal is to read as much as possible before I go on vacation next week.  I was a judge for an online writing contest called The Voice recently, and requested a lot of great manuscripts from it, so making a dent in all of that is not going to be as easy as I'd like to be.  I am, however, trying to stay firm on my self-imposed enjoyment rule of ABSOLUTELY NO WORK during vacation.  

I may bend it a little, though.  Because it's not really work if you're doing it on the beach, right?