What I'm Looking Forward to at National

I had the most vivid dream about National this morning and so I got up and started planning. Okay, I already kind of know what I'm wearing, and I have a kind of sketchy outline of what I'm doing when....workshop, editor appt, agent meeting, GH stuff....

I am so going to need to buy the workshop CDs because I'll hardly make any of them!

So before I stress further, this is what I'm looking forward to at National:

1) seeing my buddies that I only ever see once a year, IF that often! (I almost wish I had a clone, though, because, well, I know a LOT of people)

2) the literacy signing - I know I have more books than I know what to do with, but I love meeting authors and browsing books and running into old friends. I already have a list of books I want to buy.

3) the Moonlight Madness - I'm a freak for writer t-shirts. Trish J made fun of me in NYC for walking around with my wallet out, ready to BUY BUY BUY!!!

4) meeting my agent face to face, although this is also nerve-wracking

5) getting dressed up for the GH awards! Something else I only do once a year, if that often

6) The drive - I love road trips. Love them. Weird, I know.

Dang, you know, there were more things, but now I can't think of any. What are you looking forward to at National?

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Gina Black said...

One of the things I'm looking forward to doing at National is saying 'hi' to you...in person!!

Trish Milburn said...

I'm looking forward to the same things you are. And I don't think liking road trips is weird at all. I love road trips.

kris said...

oooh ooohy ooh! When you go to Moonlight Madness, be sure to stop in at the Terapia booth. It's GORGEOUS jewelry designed and made by my roomie, and I'll be workign the booth with her. Come early, because her stuff is soooooo beautiful!

Dee Tenorio said...

LOL, nope, you're weird. Hee hee! But I love moving...so I can't throw stones. :)

I'm looking forward to seeing my best friends--though one won't be there this year, darn it. And I love connecting. I always leave Nationals having met someone new. Oh, and the free books. Hard not to love the free books, lol.


Colleen Gleason said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all my friends and sisters of the heart. (Especially since I missed last year!)

Can't wait to see you in person, Mary!

MJFredrick said...

Ditto, Gina!!!

Trish, you are QUEEN of Road Trips!

Kris, I will absolutely check out the jewelry! We've got TGN that night, but I think we can be late, right?

Dee, YES on the free books! And since I'm driving.....

Colleen, yes, exactly why I didn't want to miss National this year - I remember how miserable we were sitting home last year!

April said...

I am so far behind in my prep work for nationals, it's a crime. Really...

Kelly Boyce said...

I soooo wish I was going to Nationals this year! I had such a blast last year. Sigh...oh well, I'll keep my eye on Dallas for next year.

MJFredrick said...

Kelly, I hope we can meet up in Dallas. the dh already said I'm not going unless I sell, because we want a real vacation. Sadly, Dallas is soooo close!

April, get your rear in gear!

Stephanie said...

Meeting everyone! Can't wait to meet you, Mary!


MJFredrick said...

Ditto, Mrs. Bose!!!


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