Headache? Can a headache ever be GREAT?
Of course it can.
Let me first start by saying that when I mix writing and great friends, the only thing that can get better in life is GREAT chocolate! (Besides my hubby, kids and basset hound Molly of course, and maybe Dunkin's Pumpkin spice coffee...).
I had all of that, plus more, at the NJRW writing conference this weekend! I talked writing for two whole days, listened to great workshops, pitched my newest work in progress, and met awesome new people. And that was just the beginning. Incredible authors like Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham, and Sabrina Jeffries led inspirational talks that made me want to pen the great American novel, right there and then! There were many, many incredible workshops, it was hard to choose. From how to create a powerhouse author website to how to write a villain that makes a reader cower in fear. I studied topics like how to organize a kick butt plot, how to enhance a setting, and what's hot in the market. I sucked it all up like a sponge grabs water!
But back to the GREAT headache for a moment. At the keynote luncheon, the dessert comprised of the darkest, most luscious, fudgiest, creamiest chocolate cake known to woman! I ate it all. I ate it all without an ounce of guilt. Then I scraped the plate with my fork, knowing all the while what would appear in the next eight hours.
A whopper of a headache.
Did I mention I get migraines from dark chocolate?
So, alas, it was a GREAT headache because it reminded me of just what a awesome time I had at the NJRW conference.Thank you to the conference committee and all that put so much hard work into the best weekend ever!