workshops, books and no books

I've turned in the first part of the second book -- thanks so much for your patience, everyone.  It's a strange thing, writing a more-memoir-y-less-photo-y type book -- it feels like therapy, trying to relive everything.  All of a sudden you're forced to come up with an objective perspective of your own memories of your own life.  It's interesting. 

And honestly?  A little creepy.   Still, it feels like it's coming together, so overall, I'm pleased.

Anyway, now that that's turned in, I can start concentrating on the workshop that I'm going to be presenting at the Erma Bombeck's Writers' Workshop, coming up next week.  I can't wait  -- there are some really interesting people on the faculty, and I can't wait to meet them.  But before that happens, there are a couple of things happening in Houston that you might want to know about:

1)  This week, on Thursday the 8th, I'll be speaking at the Women Who Rock Conference created to "inspire you to live your own life."  It's a pretty reasonable price, so if this sounds like something you'd be interested in attending, I'd love to meet you.

2)  Also, do you know BOSSY (aka Georgia Getz)?  If not, she's lovely, and she's just about to embark on her (No) Book Tour, taking her 12,000 miles around the United States.  She'll be in Houston on Tuesday, April 13th, and we've decided to have a meet-up at my favourite coffeehouse, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy Street, at 6:30 p.m.  Brasil is a great little cafe, with great teas and coffees and a superb wine and beer selection, and BOSSY is eight shades of awesome, so I hope you can join us (I'll post another reminder next week).

And finally, I wanted to mention that for Alex's birthday, we gave her a little point and shoot, and she wanted to start a photoblog.  I have no idea how often she's going to update it, but for right now she's really excited.  If you're interested, feel free to bookmark her site -- otherwise, I'll be sure to let you know when she updates again.

With that, have a positively lovely week, everyone.


Song: Missing by Beck