The Friday Five this week is:
Five reasons I'm glad I sucked it up and went to the NaNo Kickoff Party in my region.
1. I met nice people.
2. I won a jump drive in the drawing.
3. I got a NaNo sticker. :)
4. I got to color a picture of my 'inner editor' then seal him up in an envelope that is not to be opened until December 1st.
5. I met nice people.
I am so glad I went. And thank you to my family who went along with, sort of. I'm such a baby. Peter and James dropped Heather and I off at the coffee shop, then went to Best Buy to look at electronics. We agreed to meet at the Taco Bell next to the coffee shop after the meeting. Heather took a seat away from the meeting and worked on her own project, but for some reason, it was comforting to know she was close by. Turns out all my fears were unfounded. The people were nice, enthusiastic, and more than welcoming. We have a really fun bunch of people writing away in Rochester.
In other news, I'm guest blogging today at Seekerville, so pop on over and see how writers are like the characters on Gilligan's Island.
Also, BIG news. I've received release dates for books two and three in the Kennebrae Brides series. Book one, The Bartered Bride, releases November 2009, book two, tentatively titled The Marriage Masquerade, debuts January 2010, and the final book, tentatively titled The Engineered Engagement, comes out June 2010.
When I got the email, I danced around the room, grinning, and giggling...sadly, I was the only one home at the time and the cat looked at me like I had lost my marbles. Sigh. If she only knew how right she was. :)