Off to Florida
I’m heading out to the International Christian Retail Show in the hot and humid city of Orlando, Florida. Thank heavens I’ll be inside with air conditioning most of the time. (My hair hates humidity.)
Tomorrow I leave the house at 5am. When I arrive, I’ll head straight from the airport to the Chi Libris retreat where I’ll be taking part in the agent panel. In case you’re not familiar, Chi Libris is a community of published Christian fiction authors. I’m excited to see a lot of friends there, and maybe even make some new ones. Following that, I’ll have a few minutes to check in to my hotel and change, then I’ll be attending the Christy Awards.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are packed with back-to-back meetings, breakfasts, lunches, etc. In total I’ll have around 40 meetings, I think. Although most people stay through Wednesday or even Thursday, I’m flying out Wednesday due to scheduling conflicts.
In the past I’ve always attended ICRS as an editor; this is my first time as an agent and I have a feeling it will be far more exhausting than before. For the next several days, I’ll pitch and schmooze my little heart out on behalf of my clients. It will be tiring… but I can’t wait! It’ll be fun, too. I have a lot of friends in the industry that I only get to see once a year, and this is it. So I always look forward to it.
I’ve set my blog to post every night as usual because I won’t have time to blog while in Orlando… unless something really exciting happens while I’m there (which is highly unlikely).
And on the home front…my kids have been having intermittent sob-fests the last few days about the fact that I’m leaving. Mommy, we’re going to miss you so much! Mommy, those five days are going to drag on forever! Mommy, I don’t want you to go! We’re talking big crocodile tears. I keep thinking they’re going to grow out of that! I thought I was going on a business trip but it turns out I’m going on a GUILT TRIP.
I’ll definitely give you an update on everything when I get back. Have a good weekend!