I am SO excited about this week’s blog!
Last week I was on the East Coast for some family time. My adventures start with a plane to Maryland to visit three of the most special people on the planet. My kid brother was graduating middle school (OMG I feel old), my Mom and Dad had an epic milestone to celebrate, AND we went on an adventure to Boonsboro! I’ll come back to that last bit later. After a few days me and the hubs jumped aboard a train from the iconic Union Station DC and head to NYC to visit with the other half of our family. We spent a few days there, most with me working, but I got some great editing done and we closed the trip with another round of flights back to Seattle. All in total we had 2 shuttles, 4 flights, 1 train, 2 cars, and 1 subway ride. I think we need a mileage credit card…
So what about Boonsboro, what is it and why am I taking time to talk about it specifically on my blog? Well, Boonsboro is a small town in Maryland that was founded in 1872 and has a population of just 3,336. The small and sleepy town was wonderful to pad around in on foot, and it’s no wonder why there have been books written about them. It is also home to the cozy Turn the Page Bookstore which is owned by writer Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb). The multi-room shop was filled with treasures, mostly romance novels, but some very cool hidden gems. I ended up picking up two boxes of signed tarot cards, a book tracking journal, and a beautiful copy of Practical Magic, one of my favorite films and a book I’ve always wanted to read and never had the chance. Turn the Page often hosts book signings and my mom and her friends are regulars. On one of their recent trips, my mom found a selection of jewelry based off of the Cousins O'Dywer Trilogy (my reviews) and I eagerly picked out an adorable raven feather one. Book swag is the best!
All of that is great right, but wait, I have more to share with you. Tuesday night I was checking my twitter stats, doesn’t everyone? I stumbled upon something I had missed in the mad dash to get ready for our trip the week prior. I had participated in an event on twitter called #pitmad where authors have less than 140 characters to attract the attention of literary agents who want to see more. Apparently, one agent had returned to the pitmad tweets a few days later and found my pitch for Keeper’s Conundrum interesting enough to favorite. How cool is that!? Even if nothing comes from it, I’m honored that someone found 135 characters of my writing interesting enough to possibly want to read 100K more.
After all the excitement, the hubs and I did manage to find time to talk about my writing, we both agreed it’s important and not getting the love and TLC it deserves, so we will be setting up a new writing area for me so I can be writing when I’m writing and not doing everything else. It’s been an adventurous few weeks and I’m glad to be home and I can’t WAIT for my new writing space to be all set up!
With summer officially started (Happy Solstice!), where will you be adventuring this year? Share your favorite vacation spot, or an adventure you've had below.