Thursday, May 15, 2008

San Fran, Here I Come

I’m starting to get excited about National. I haven’t been on a trip since the conference in Reno, so I’m really stoked for this one. I managed to get my editor and agent appointments with minimal effort. It took 11 minutes to get both booked, which may put me in the minority given some of the posts I’ve read about others who had a tough time logging on. I’m not sure if it had to do with the fact that I logged in a few minutes before and just started hitting the refresh button until access was granted or what. Either way, I pulled off a coup getting both the editor and agent I wanted. Someone indicated you could see the time of the appointment when you clicked in the box, but I wasn’t wasting time to even look. I saw the names, clicked and rushed to the finish. So I know I have appointments with Hilary Sares from Kensington and Jessica Faust from BookEnds, and I hope those appointments don’t crossover into any of the other sessions I really wanted to attend, but if so I’ll work around it.

Meanwhile, I’m barrelling through the read through, making notes for the synopsis as I go which will hopefully help me condense this baby down to a 5 page summary. I’m tightening things up as I go and doing some line edits, but so far things are reading pretty good. Some of my chapter-mates and I are doing a write-in at Starbucks tonight so I’m hoping to get some more done this evening.

In other news – I am signed up and geared up for soccer. I have my cleats, my shorts, my socks. Need to exchange my shin pads because they aren’t very comfortable, but then I’m good to go. We start on May 25th. No practices, just jump into the game. Which should be interesting given I haven’t actually played in over 20 years. Here’s what I remember of the rules: See ball, chase ball, kick ball, score ball. Do not score on your own net. Do not touch ball with hands. Do not kick other players in the shins or hip check them off the field. I think that should get me through. We start softball the same day, so right now my Sunday schedule looks like this: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon – two softball games. Nap. 5:00 pm – Soccer. Somewhere in there I’m hoping to get some BF time too. Maybe I can nap on his incredibly comfy couch between games…

11 comments:

Kacey said...

I admire you trying soccer again! I don't think I could run up and down the field again and come out of it alive and in one piece!

Glad you got the appointments you wanted.

Melissa Marsh said...

You're going to have a great time in San Fran! And Jessica Faust is one of my dream agents - good luck!

Julia Smith said...

'See ball, chase ball, kick ball, score ball. Do not score on your own net.' - LOL, Kelly!

Really great news on your editor -agent appointments - W00!!

Lexi said...

Oh, I hope you have an AWESOME time in San Fran! And wow on the sports. That's a lot of activity, but if you love it, why not?

Rene said...

I'm so glad you got the appointments you wanted. Every year it seems to be a big fiascos for a lot of people.

Good for you on the soccer! It is an exhausting sport, too much running. We play with the kids in the backyard and it about kills me.

Amy Ruttan said...

I am so stoked for Nationals. I got Margo Lipschultz from HQN and Cori Deyoe from 3 Seas (which I really, really, really wanted).

Very excited. :)

michellewillingham said...

Congratulations! Hope to see you there! :)

Tess said...

Way cool you got those appointments so easily! All I read was complaints from people - nice to know the system actually WAS working.

Have fun with soccer and enjoy your long weekend :)

Dixie Belle said...

I wish I was going! I'd love to meet you. We could have this Christian Bale fan get-together thing. LOL! I'll be looking forward to hearing all your news.

Anne MacFarlane said...

The last time I played soccer was when the mom's played against my daughter's team. The male coach dressed up as a woman. I couldn't even kick the ball I was laughing so hard.

Toni Anderson said...

You were in Reno? So was I. Darn!! Congrats on getting those appointments!! You show 'em!!!!