Monday, March 7, 2011

Rachel Hawkins!! And the Birthday Bash is Over!

Well, yesterday was the last day to sign up for the Birthday Bash... and I wasn't too good about reminding everyone to enter, so I apologize.  I'm currently going through the entries and I'll have the "chosen one" announced later this week!

On Friday I got to meet Rachel Hawkins, author of Hex Hall and Demonglass!!



Yes, I know I'm pink.  Since the sun's been out, I've been outside as much as possible.  Plus it was hot in there.  Plus, I was meeting Rachel Hawkins.  I turn pink when someone just looks at me.  

She read a chapter from her new book, told us a little about how she started writing full-time (she was a teacher, it was sucking her creative soul, her hubs was also a teacher with similar soul sucking going on, they both quit, he cashed in his retirement, gave it to her and said, WRITE!, he got another job, she wrote Hex Hall, got an agent after TWO WEEKS of querying, sold the book 6-ish months later, it was on the shelves a year and a half later), answered some questions (there WILL be a third Hex Hall, then a new series!), and signed our books! 

As usual, the writing high is strong now, yet I've had zero time to work on anything but editing photos.  Today I'm MAKING time!!  

8 comments:

  1. I love how meeting authors makes me want to write, myself! That happened to me after I went to the Breathless Reads tour!!! :)

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  2. Love Rachel Hawkins! She was so hilarious, and I can't believe her publishing story. Good luck making time to write!

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  3. Wow, I love hearing stories like that. Sigh...so awesome.

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  4. Love the photo and thanks for sharing! These are my favorite posts...even though I wasn't there, I love to live through others...and the inspiration it provides is AWESOME! ;)

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  5. She was so funny! I love hearing everyone's stories and I had so much fun going with you guys!

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  6. Whoo! Sounds like a good time. It's always great to have a chance to meet your heroes. I love the point you make in that last sentence: the emphasis on *making* time. In my experience, writing is rarely found just lying around. We have to roll up our sleeves and get busy *making* it. Have fun!

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  7. Wow, what an awesome story and the fact that you met her!!
    I can't wait to read Demonglass.

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  8. It's awesome that you met her.

    Have a great weekend.

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