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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's Been Awhile

I haven't posted in so long because there has been so much going on! I can't believe all the things that have happened in the last few weeks. (Time is a little wonky for me right now-it's going by to fast!)

Anyway first things first...

The FIW conference was AMAZING this year. I learned so much information in so little time... Robert Ray told me in a two day span my writing had already improved and that I needed to get a writing group together. Not a critique group~which we really need as well...but a group that just gets together to write and read and NOT critique.

Then there was the contest. I submitted a mainstream novel and the category didn't make this year, but I did win first honorable mention (So Happy about that!)
Then the agent who judged the category personally came up to introduce himself to me and told me that it was a shame that category didn't make because I "Would've been very hard to beat." When I got my critique sheet back he wrote "You are a very talented writer and will be a succesful novelist."

(He also asked for a full manuscript. At this point I took several minutes out of my day to berate myself for not having a full manuscript... )

As if that wasn't enough to keep me high as a kite for several days (actually my head is still kinda in the clouds about it!) 3 days later we head out for colorado where we went white water rafting. Talk about a blast! It was absolutely beautiful all morning. We were surrounded by mountains and the water, which is basically the snow melting off the rockies, smelled so clean. It was freezing and it was quite a workout to row our way through waves that went over our head. (The water was moving at 4000 something or others which our guide described as "Picture 4000 basketballs flowing down the river every second.)
But I've never had so much fun! Then after lunch we hit the water again at which point there was a downpour on top of even rougher rapids than before. I personally thought the rain was even more beautiful than the sunshine in the morning. But maybe that's because I don't get to see it that often!

Now we've just recovered from that trip and we're off again... Down to New Braunfels to float the gaudalupe...

I'm going to be exhausted next week! And I hope Steven doesn't think we're abandoning him! I called my mom every night to check on him last week. I can't wait until he's old enough to join us on our little adventures!

Well, I'm off to do laundry and pack for the trip tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have time to post something new in a few days!

1 comment:

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats on the contest and have fun floating.