Saturday, March 13, 2010


Well, I've gotten June 4th, 5th and 6th approved off at my day job. That means I'm planning on attending my 2nd writing convention. The last convention I attended was Raven Con in Richmond Virginia. This year I'm planning on going to ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC. I'm super excited about going. I learned a lot at my last convention.

One of the things that I am most excited about with attending this writing convention is, I'm a published author this time around. I feel like, not only do I belong but, I'm making progress toward my goals. Not that I expect anyone there to know but, I will.

 What's really cool is, one of the panelist Terry W. Ervin III is featured in Abaculus III. My short story, "Raven's Transformation" is in Abaculus III. So, I'll definitely try to attend his panel, as well as my friend Marcia's panels.

I've already talked my BFF into riding shotgun with me. I'm thrilled that she's coming but, nervous too. You see, my BFF is a Minister. I've tried to prepare her in for what she might see at the convention. Hopefully, she won't embarrass me too much.

I know what you're thinking, my best friend is a minister and I write Urban Fantasy; how in the world does that work? I don't know. But, we've been friends forever. About a year ago I talked her into reading one paragraph from a short story I was working on. She ended up reading the entire story. She said, " I don't read Urban Fantasy but, your story just drew me in."  She's been reading my stories every since.  Though she has mentioned that I should try my hand at Christain fiction.

I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Marcia Colette again. Met her in person for the first time at Raven Con. I hope she brings baby girl.

Well, after attending my first conference, I had a short story published. Here's hoping this one brings good news too!


"It's none of their business that you had to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way."
Ernest Hemingway


Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm sure things will be okay with your friend, just keep her from the kinky authors ;-)

Have a blast!

Melissa Carmichael said...

I'm sure it will. Like I said, we've been friends for a long time.

We ar planning to have a blast!

Marcia Colette said...

AWESOME!! I soooooo can't wait to see you again. And please tell me that your lovely daughters are going with you, too. There were so sweet and well-mannered the last time. Plus, I have some hugs saved up for them. I'll even give your friend one. ;-) Oh, but wait. Magaly said to keep her away from the kinky authors. That might include me. LOL!

Melissa Carmichael said...

Yeah, I saw pictures from last year from Concarolinas. They were beautiful.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to bring my girls. It all depends on whether or not they have any test for the 4th, 5th, and 6th.

They really want to come. I'll never hear the end of it if I leave them.

My friend is a hugger so, I think you'll be just fine.

Looking forward to see you there. Do you know what panel you're on? And which days yet?

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