Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Salon - I'm Not Sure What's Going On Today!

Happy Sunday! Today I'm either enjoying the final day of ReaderCon, an annual science fiction/fantasy literary convention, or I'm hanging out at a fairly major Star Trek convention in Cambridge where William Shatner will be appearing. I don't know yet which we're going to do!

It's been a pretty quiet week; my husband and I were both battling summer colds, me at the beginning of the week and him towards the end. I'm starting to get back to the gym more and continuing my writing.  I feel a lot more focused vis-a-vis what my book is about and I'm confident that I'll continue to make progress. It's amazing how you can write for months and only sort of figure out what you're writing about!

I'll be appearing at the 2011 Salem Literary Festival the weekend of September 23-25, along with my fellow bloggers from the Newburyport Lit Fest panel, Dawn of She is Too Fond of Books, Kevin from Boston Book Bums and Sarah of Archimedes Forgets. Our moderator is going to be local TV investigative news reporter and award-winning mystery author Hank Phillippi Ryan- wow! I'm so excited about this event; it's going to be awesome! The whole Salem Lit Fest is going to be awesome, though, with appearances by Joshilyn Jackson, Brunonia Barry, Holly LeCraw, Katherine Howe as well as Erin Morgenstern, whose book The Night Circus is poised to be the "it" book of fall.

Today, like I said, I'm deciding between more ReaderCon or paying a lot of money to hang out somewhere within eyesight of Captain Kirk. And reading- I'm enjoying- really enjoying- Ian R. MacLeod's Song of Time and finishing up Get Me Out of Here. It's always wonderful to have two great books in the works at once!

What are you up to today? Have a great Sunday! More Sunday Salon here.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I hope you have fun whatever you do!

Sandy Nawrot said...

If you see Joshilyn Jackson up close, please kiss her ring for me!

unfinishedperson.com said...

Well, you know my feelings on this. I hope you chose Bill. :) And photos! Don't forget to post...either way actually.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Salem Lit Fest sounds intriguing. i have read some of those authors. I have NIght Circus and started it. it is quite good. I do hope it lives up to all of the hype and becomes a successful book this fall.

bookmagic said...

The Salem Lit Fest sounds awesome!

Frances said...

I hoped you picked Kirk and the sheer joy of that much camp!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you've got some great things planned. Hope you enjoyed whatever you ended up deciding to do.