Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm such a busy bee

Friday and Saturday I'm attending the Northern Colorado Writers Conference in Fort Collins, CO. Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Market and Guide to Literary Agents Blog fame will be one of our keynote speakers. That's reason enough to attend right there.

Next week the A to Z blog challenge begins. I'll be posting every day except Sunday (yes, every single day, but they will be short) and spending a ton of time visiting the other challenge participants. As of the moment I wrote this post, 1,717 bloggers were signed up.

It's acting like spring outside, so it's time to get my garden beds composted and my spring veggies started. Last year I planted seeds for leaf lettuce, spinach, and peas at the end of March and they survived two wet, spring snows and matured way earlier than I thought possible.

I'm working on a new manuscript, trying to decide whether to totally rewrite an old one, and waiting to see the cover art for Dead Wrong which is scheduled for release from Five Star/Cengage in November 2014.

And next week I visit the surgeon to have my troublesome knee X-rayed and discuss my options. I'm pretty sure I know what she's going to say.

What about you? Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? Attending any conferences or conventions this year? Do you have a garden? And how are your knees doing?


Karen Walker said...

No, not doing the challenge this year. Just can't commit to posting six days a week and visiting so many blogs. Sigh! My energy just isn't what it used to be. Have fun, Pat.

Julie Luek said...

No challenge for me-- too much every day for me-- both in reading and writing. But I know it's fun for folks.

Chuck Sambuchino-- wonderful! One of these days I'm going to save my pennies and go.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - You really have a lot going on! Wow! I hope you'll have a wonderful time at the conference. And I hope your visit with the surgeon goes well.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pat .. you do have a lot going on .. and you've had a busy early part of the year with your mother. Glad the Conference is coming up - that'll be fun .. and I remember your veggie from last year - sounds delicious ..

Then the A-Z - so pleased you'll be along for the ride and it's 1700 plus now is it .. quelle horreur!

Cheers and enjoy April .. Hilary

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Enjoy the conference. And good luck with that knee!

I'm thinking I should start planting here, too, although the weather in the South hasn't really settled down yet.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My mini daffodils are starting to bloom, although I think our freeze this week confused them.

Good luck with the A to Z. I'll just be watching this year.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Karen, I know what you mean about energy. I'll be missing a nap three days in a row.

Julie, a good conference is worth saving up for. I go to two Colorado conf. a year.

Margot, I almost pushed the knee to the limit. I'm afraid it's almost time to get that replacement.

Hi Hilary. Quelle horreur is right. That's a lot of blog hopping to do, even spread over a month.

Elizabeth. Signs of spring: buying seeds. I ordered mine from Burpee this year.

Hi Diane. My crocuses got snowed on, and my hyacinths never had a chance to open all their blooms this year. It has been a crazy winter.

Eileen Goudge said...

Good luck with the knee! I worry about every little twinge these days, wondering "Will I need to have this replaced?" The blog conference sounds awesome. Have fun with that & look forward to your daily posts. I will look for crocuses in Central Park, since I live in NYC and don't have a garden of my own.