Monday, October 15, 2012

How to have a GREAT headache!

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!


Irene said...

Isn't it great to be with people who think out of the box, just like you do?

Glad you had a great time, sorry about the headache.

Christine Clemetson said...

Hi Irene...Yes! You pegged it. Outside of the box is a wonderful feeling. :))))) said...

First of all your blog looks fabulous! Second, I'm so happy that you're doing this. You are a great blogger! Third, chocolate, headaches, laughs and great times, thanks for sharing your journey. You are a woman with a big and giving heart.

Christine Clemetson said...

Awww...thanks RA! Right back at you. It was such a fun weekend and by the time the chocolate cake came, it just topped off the weekend!

Joanna Aislinn said...

Hey You,

Tried posting this AM and the iPad gave me grief, lol.

So glad you're back and blogging. Best wishes with your pitch!

As per the dark chocolate: headache or not, I might have been scanning the other authors' plates for who left dessert behind, lol. Glommed my son's salad the other day at a christening--AFTER I tore up mine. (Trust me, it was a big plate.) Sylvia Fine (of The Nanny fame) has nothing on me;)

Christine Clemetson said...

Thanks great to see you hear! One of these days we'll go for our coffee! I'll message you about the upcoming meetings. :)