Monday, July 16, 2007

I Don't Wanna Come Home!!

I had a really great time at National! I shared a room with Amie and Dennie, which was quite interesting. Saw some authors (Nora Roberts was everywhere), ate a lot of food, drank a little, attended some workshops, but most of all, I got to relax for the first time in months. It felt good, so good that I wasn't ready to come home and face reality. But here I am. I have met The Shalvis and she is just as kind and generous in person that she seems to be on-line. Loreth Anne White and I had dinner one night. She's also a lot like her on-line personality - completely charming. And I loved her accent. Had lunch with Melissa McClone and hung around a bit - she's a sweetie. We talked about our cats a lot. I missed my babies.

I have pictures, but I don't want to download them onto this computer. I'm going to try to get the router thing straightened out this week so I can get back on the laptop.

I am awfully tired, but once I rest up, I'm getting back to writing. The conference was invigorating and I feel that itch to write. Hope y'all had a good week. Missed ya!

22 comments:

Lis said...

Yay so glad you had a great time at the conference :) Which workshops did you go to?
Can't wait to see pictures!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Yay, I'm so glad you got to meet The Shalvis face to face! Sounds like you had a great time.

Brandy said...

Wahoo! (I had to say something different that YAY!) Sounds like a fabulous time to me, and you got to meet the Shalvis and Melissa! Too cool! Can't wait until you share your pitures.

Shirley said...

Yeehah! I just knew you'd have a brilliant time. And I knew The Shalvis would be as lovely in person as she is in cyberland.
So glad you feel inspired to write.
Can't wait to see the pictures!

Dru said...

Welcome back!

I'm glad you had a good time and was able to meet up with the Shalvis and Melissa. I can't wait to read all about it and see pictures. Kewl that you are inspired to write.

Have a good Monday.

Maude Clare said...

WOW! I am so glad you had a good time. See, it wasn't so bad! Keep writing!

Tori Lennox said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you had a great time! :)

Susan said...

You have made me jealous now! ;) I knew you would have a wonderful time once you got there. The best news, in my opinion, is your interested in writing again. Well that and meeting The Shalvis! Have I mentioned I'm jealous?

Toni Anderson said...

so glad you had a wonderful time!!!

Cryna said...

Glad you had a good time at Nationals, and that you got to meet Jill.....looking forward to you sharing pictures when you can.

Amie Stuart said...

OMG I just feel bEATEN! But I had the best time!

Marty said...

I knew you were gonna say that :) Glad you had an awesome time, glad you're back too!

catslady said...

So wonderful that you had a great time and met some great authors too.

I had a bout in the hospital and am totally behind in everything so sorry if I've been quiet.

I'm looking forward to those pics!!

Loreth Anne White said...

It was fabulous to meet you dahling!! I do hope you can send me the photo of you and me together.

And I just love *your* accent. Adore that Texas sound.

Glad you had a great time and feel energized. I sure do.

Diane said...

Tell me - if you don't mind - does it always affect you like that? Going from not wanting to go to not wanting to come home? Looks like you had a great time, though. Do it again soon.

Devon Ellington said...

So glad that it was fun and inspiring!

Dennie McDonald said...

you're not gonna post ALL the pics are you--um, I mean some are . . . the check's in the mail--swear!

kidding--I was the perfect picture of manners and decorum {snort}

susie said...

After that comment, Dennie, I'll be share to sneak a peek at those pics when I stop by Bailey's later... lol

Melissa said...

It was so great meeting and spending time with you, Bailey. I kept telling people how funny you are and how you kept cracking me up. Thanks for joining me for that yummy buffet lunch and keeping me company on my search for books! I have a pic of us on my blog!

Good luck resting up! i think it may take me a day or two more.

Lexi said...

OMG!!! How did I NOT know you were coming to Dallas? I'm so sorry we didn't meet up! Maybe next year??

Kelly said...

Glad you had such a great time!! Welcome home.

Saskia Walker said...

Bailey, I'm so glad you went and had such a great time. I'm planning to be there next year, all being well :)