Summertime

This weekend marks the start of summer. ‘Tis the season of weddings (I’m sitting in the airport, on my way to Oklahoma for my nephew’s wedding, as I type this), vacations, no arguments with the kid about homework, warm and lazy afternoons spent reading by the neighborhood pool, firefly chasing, evenings on the patio drinking sangria with friends, and, hopefully, lots of writing as well.

Summer is also the season of writing conferences. I went to one a few weeks ago, hosted by my local Northeast Ohio RWA chapter. It was fun, informative, a bit exhausting. I consider it preparation for my first trip to the RWA National conference in July, which will, I expect, be like the NEORWA conference on steroids. Lots of steroids. I honestly can’t wait.

Because I’m too tired to keep writing–I had one of those nights where you wake up every 20 minutes because you’re neurotic about oversleeping–I will ask you: What’s your favorite part of summer? What are you most looking forward to this year? And if you’ve been to RWA Nationals, feel free to share some tips!

About Marin McGinnis

About Marin McGinnis Clevelanders are tough, a bit cynical, and just a little crazy, and Marin McGinnis is no exception. When she’s not chasing after big dogs or watching tweens skate around hockey rinks, she is immersing herself in Victorian era romance. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, son, and two standard poodles named Larry and Sneaky Pete. You can find her here, at marinmcginnis.com, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest.
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2 Responses to Summertime

  1. Lynn Crain says:

    I do miss the summer nights in the country. I loved firefly catching in Ohio and would love to revisit that sometime. But it’s really hard to say just what I love about summer most. So far, other than the allergies, it’s all been good in Vienna.

    Now, nationals will be awesome. I haven’t been in a while and expect to change that once I get home. Still, I’ve gone to quite a few and you’re absolutely correct. It is like a small conference on steroids. You have so many choices and there are just so many things to do, you’ll have an awesome time.

    Also, visit the bar. Often. That’s normally where all the editors, agents and some really famous authors hang out. Kid you not…you’ll run into more people that you want to meet than you can imagine. LOL!

    • Sleepy Ohio summer nights catching fireflies are very nice–such a wonderful childhood memory. 🙂 Thanks for the advice on Nationals–I expect I’ll have no trouble popping into the bar! 😉

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