Sunday, July 26, 2009

Slow Day

I've had a quiet day. No fires to put out. No workshop schedule to rearrange. No phone calls, so far. Planning of EPICon 2010 is running smoothly at this moment. But tomorrow is Monday.

So far I've signed Holly Jacobs for those of us in the romance genre. Debra Dixion; every writer loves her, no matter their genre. After all, she taught us about Goal Motivation and Conflict. Then we have Deidre Knight, agent extraordinaire. Louisiana's own Deborah LeBlanc will join us. Oh, and we'll even have a forensic Anthropoligist (think Bones, the TV show). And we just had to sign on a CPA to help us understand our taxes.Kim McDougall, Sara Thacker, Jenni Holbrook, Merilyn Meredith, Pauline B. Jones, Lorna and Larry Collins, Lynn Crain, and Jane Bierce are a few of those who have signed up to do workshops.

I'm waiting on word from the BoD on adding a best selling paranormal author. I'll update you on that as soon as I get an answer.

For those of you who don't know, EPICon will be in New Orleans, March 4-7, 2010. It will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans and if when you book you tell them you're coming for the EPIC conference, the room will be $139 a night instead of $169.The Web site should be up in a few days, and I'll post it here as soon as I have it.

My mail box is empty, the phone is still quiet, I think I'll go watch a bunch of grown men race cars in a circle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yes, I know

I've not blogged for a while. At least that's what some of my readers have told me.
Excuses: I've been trying to get everything just right for EPICon 2010, which if you don't know by now, is in New Orleans, March 4-7 of 2010. I'm the Chair. Yes. I volunteered for this. Why? Because I really wanted it to be held in New Orleans and the only way for that to happen was for me to say I'd do it.

I've been working on speakers. I've signed two keynote speakers, Holly Jacobs (Romance Writer) and Debra Dixon (of Goal Motivation Conflict fame). If that's not enough, I also signed Deidre Knight (Knight Literary Agency).

Okay, my budget is starting to stretch, but I've got one more well known paranormal author who my be interested. Won't give her/his name. I may not be able to swing it. I'm waiting to hear back from said author, to see what it will cost us to get her here. I've been a fan of hers since book one. This would thrill me to no end. Keep your fingers crossed.

I had to do a few rewrites to Bone Dance, second book of my Fugue Macabre thrilogy. Now I'm waiting for edits of those rewrites. I'd love to get another book written by December, but with EPICon, judging three writing contest...okay, make that two, I just finished judging one contest, and I managed to not forget my hubby's birthday Monday, okay, maybe I can get it written by December.

Who needs sleep?

Thursday, July 2, 2009


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