This week (THIS. WEEK.) is the National Romance Writer's of America conference. The last time I attended one was in 2009 in Washington, D.C.
This one is in San Antonio, TX. One of my favorite cities. A place where Lonnie and I always have fun.
So I'm going. Not for the entire thing - it starts with a massive Literacy Signing on Wednesday, which I'll have to miss. We're going down on Thursday. It's difficult when you have three dogs. I found a house sitter and dog sitter who is coming to stay with my babies.
I have scheduled meetings - breakfast with the senior editor of one line that I write for, lunch with my editor, brunch with my agent, and dinner with a dear, good friend who I haven't seen for five years. Plus there's THE party of the year - Harlequin's annual bash. This involves desserts and drinking and dancing and lots of fun.
We also made reservations at our favorite restaurant - Boudro's. The food is to die for.
And you can get a REALLY good margarita on the Riverwalk.
The last time we went was in 2012, so it's time. I love San Antonio. Work combined with pleasure. Can't beat the combo.