Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I'm resting a little bit this week. Well-deserved, I think, after three consecutive 3-day weekend trips to Billings, then LA/Del Mar, then Denver. I love trips and exploring, but WHEW.

Of course "resting" includes catching up on piles of work, piles of laundry, and piles of dishes. But hey, it's familiar. Comforting. :)

I am such an INFT/J.

Anyway, I did have some great trips. I saw a concert at the Hollywood Bowl with husband! Saw his childhood home, and schools (he kept saying "they're so small"). Went to the amazing Emily Hainsworth's book launch! Saw a play of THE GIVER with an old friend!

AND I met my wonderful agent, Kate Schafer Testerman. She's bouncy and smart and funny and though I knew it before, the visit absolutely confirmed I'm in excellent hands.


We went out for crepes, YUM. Though next time I am totally getting the Crepe Suzette.

I also learned a few things about myself on this solo trip:

  • I talk back to the GPS. Often. Not even swearing, but conversationally.
  • When I'm alone in a hotel room, I only turn on the TV as a last resort. I wrote over 3k on New Book (yay) and read a ton: TEN by Gretchen McNeil (spooky), REAL MERMAIDS DON'T WEAR TOE RINGS by Helene Boudreau (fun), and the one that's currently sucked me into its world wholeheartedly, CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson. I love my Kindle, though I guess that's not news.
  • I thought I was good at packing, but apparently NOT. I realized five minutes into the first flight that I'd totally forgotten to pack the dress pants I needed for the next day, so I had to go buy some. And I didn't pack any casual clothes to hang around and write in on Sunday. Urgh.
  • I also apparently suck at taking pics of myself! The above picture Kate took is the only evidence of the trip at all--I didn't take one pic with Emily. At least I'm not one of those many  people constantly walking around with my nose stuck in my phone.
    No, my nose is stuck in my Kindle. :)
So I have a couple weeks at home (with major work/life events) before I head out again on another solo trip, this time to Portland at the end of October. I'm already making my list of things to improve. Pack better, take pictures...but I think that reading and writing part can stay the same.



Linda G. said...

Aw, cute picture of you and Kate. :) And I am so jealous that you got to go to Em's book launch party!

Anonymous said...

You met your agent! Woo! I'm normally terrible about taking pictures of myself, too. We all need to have evidence that we were places sometimes, too! =)

Empty Refrigerator said...

Congratulations on your new agent! I'm an ENFP myself, but I think I'm turning into an I, kind of