This weekend, we’ll be taking the new car up to New York so that I can do Writerly Things there on Monday. As an added bonus, we’ll get to visit with some family on the way, and while we’re there. On Monday, I have a full day of writerly events on my calendar.
First, I’m having lunch with an editor–the first time I’ve done that. I was somewhat nervous about this until I learned there would be a few other writers joining us. Later in the day, I’m attending a dinner with fellow Codexians who will be in town. Also very much looking forward to meeting them in person.
Finally, Monday evening, I’ll be attending the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America‘s annual authors and editors reception at Planet Hollywood and I’m very excited to attend for a number of reasons:
- I’ll get to see some people I’ve only met once or twice before
- I’ll get to meet in-person people I’ve met online
- I’ll get to see some people whom I admire greatly, but whom I have never met before
- As a newly anointed “Active” member, I can establish the franchise
- I imagine the drinks are pretty good
I’m looking forward to meeting people within the genre that I’ve never met before, and maybe, just maybe, getting a feel for what it is like to be a Real Writer. I’m very excited about the whole thing.
I’m dragging my brother-in-law, Jason, with me since he’s a fan of the genre, but also because in his line of work, I imagine he attends many events like this and he can be counted on to make sure I don’ t do anything outlandish. Also, he can help me navigate my way back to his house when it is all over, which is a good thing. I may be too overawed to be trusted to do it alone.
A full report is coming next week, when it is all over. (Although I can’t promise I won’t issue forth a few tweets while I’m there.)