I’m off to Thrillerfest on the Red Eye. Yes, I’m crazy. Yes, I swore I’d never take the Red Eye again. But there were several factors that went into the decision. 1) I refused to spend $70 more for a room because I didn’t reserve Monday night at the conference rate. 2) My daughter who lives in Arizona is leaving Tuesday morning, and I’d like to spend one more day with her. (Of course, we’ll be clearing out her room — she’s taking more stuff to her new townhouse and my making room for my 11 year old to move into her room so that for the first time my boys will be able to have their own room.)
I have a book (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) and an debut romantic suspense ARC to keep me company in case I can’t sleep. Plus, I have PERCEPTION and CONTINUUM on my iPad to watch. I doubt I’ll be able to write because of the cramped seats, but I’ll be bringing my lap top and my current WIP just in case. I will be writing during the conference because I’ve given myself an August 10 deadline to finish MORTAL SIN … otherwise I’m going to have to put it on the back burner until next year. My contracted novels come first, because they pay in advance for those. But I had a small window of time and decided to seize it. And the book is coming along better than I thought, so I’m 60% certain I’ll be done by August 10.