Pre-Conference Notes

Hello from Austin! 

The journey was a bit rough but I am here.  It was one of the roughest flights I've ever been on, and after watching last night's episode of Lost I was wondering if we were all going to end up on an invisible island somewhere! 

Other than that, I enjoyed three hours of solitary reading time in Linda Joy Myers' The Power of Memoir.  I found a lot of inspiration and ideas in those three hours, evidenced by the papers I filled with notes as I read.

Upon arriving here in Austin I shared a shuttle to the hotel with three other women who were also on the way to the conference!  How exciting it was to meet and talk with like-minded women who I have previously only known through email. 

When we arrived here at the hotel I met a woman who had brought her little Yorkie with her.  If only I had know it was a pet-friendly hotel.  Trust me, it was hard leaving those cute little Yorkie faces at home this morning.

I'm just going to have cup of hot tea (it's COLD here!) and then venture out to help with conference things.

Catch ya later!


Carmen said...

Glad you arrived safely! I would have a hard time leaving those cute little Yorkie faces behind too...especially when they cock their heads like that...soooo cute!!!

Linda Hoye said...

I's like they purposely try to make you feel guilty!

Anita said...

Glad you had a safe trip! I hope you really enjoy the conference and have the opportunity to meet with a lot of fellow-minded writers. Have a great one!

Sharon Lippincott said...

Have a great time Linda, and learn a lot. Sorry I'm missing it.

Nina Amir said...

I'm glad you are finding Linda Joy's book useful. She's a personal friend of mine. I spent the weekend at a conference with her as "book doctors." She was reviewing manuscripts for aspiring memoir writers and I was doing the same for other types of nonfiction writers.

Thanks for your link to my Write Nonfiction in November blog!

Hope your conference was a good one.