Too Much on My Plate, But I Love It

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.



M.M. Gornell said…
You'll be in my area, but I'll be at LCC 2010 so I'll miss seeing you and catching up. I'm a "lurker" in that group, I think--if they still claim me! Have a great time, and my best to the group. (I keep missing meetings because they're at night down a two lane highway)
M.M. Gornell said…
May be the Lucerne Valley group I'm a peripheral member of? (one valley over!) Have fun...

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