While you're reading this, I hope I'm in an airplane on my way home from New Orleans, tired but happy.
The other day I received and email from the president of a the High Desert chapter of the California Writers Club confirming my appearance at their club this month, March 13th at the Apple Valley Library. My heart sank. I didn't remember anything about it--maybe vaguely, but nothing concrete. I quickly checked my calendar, knowing that March is filled with personal appearances, something every weekend but one.
I looked, and thankfully, March 13 didn't have anything written on it, so I was able to email the president back and let her know I'd be there. Apple Valley is a long way from Springville--about a three hour plus drive. I knew we couldn't do it all in one day. Since the meeting is at 10, I decided we should spend the night before in a hotel. Guess what, there is no hotel in Apple Valley which Expedia quickly pointed out. The nearest hotels are in Victorville, only a few miles away. None are four star, mostly 2 star. I picked one that had favorable reviews from fellow travelers. It was cheap--so it will have its disadvantages. But if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that hubby and I have stayed in some pretty funky hotels.
That taken care of, I emailed the president again to find out what the group would like me to talk about. E-publishing and Promoting is what they want to hear. Great--I know plenty about both that I'll be glad to share.
Now, back to why I didn't have it down on my calendar. I live by my calendar, so it is a mystery. The only thing I can think of is that I approached her a long time ago about speaking for them and gave a free date, but when she affirmed the email went into my spam and I didn't notice it. Well, I'd rather think that then I'm going senile.
Doesn't matter, but this is going to be one busy month--but I love in-person events and meeting new people interested in writing.