I'm Home

Tired and overwhelmed but I’m back and I’ll give a more thorough update later this week. I can’t think up all the words that describe RT – I don’t quite know what to do with it all but it was a wonderful time. I had so much fun with so many people and had so many truly amazing experiences that I’m still processing and to be honest, I’m a bit emotional about it. I had this dream of being a writer, all of my life really but as I walked through that hotel in the last several days, as I sat at the book fair with all those other authors, as my wonderful readers introduced themselves to me, as I met and got to hang out with authors I knew slightly from online or well – I realized this is real. I am a writer. This is real and it’s better than I ever could have imagined. It’s incredible and I’m so grateful and humbled by the whole experience.

Danny, Renee, Lauren and Joy
from left to right – Danny, Renee, Lauren and Joy

Readers – you’re all even better in person! Thank you to everyone who said wonderful things to me last week. Thank you for making me cry when you told me you’d read my stories and cared about my characters. RENEE – THANK YOU! Thank you for all your help, your support and for your friendship. You are so wonderful. Joy – thank you for being such a staunch supporter of romance. Melissa – I only got to see you for two minutes, DUDE, where did you go? Danny, thank you for the chocolate and the support! Maryam – you rock! Terri – you’re such a dollface and I’m so glad I got to meet you. Ali – I’m glad we got to meet at last. And so many more – if I’m leaving you out, it’s only because I’m weepy and exhausted. Thank you to each and every person who I met this week.

I met so many other authors too! Do you know what a fangirl freak I was?
Bonnie Edwards and Lauren Dane

Look at Bonnie Edwards! Isn’t she fabulous? I LOVE her. She’s so fun and I must tell you, Midnight Confessions is such a wonderful book!

My batteries are recharged – I’m plotting two new ideas – one romance, one straight erotic novel. I met my harlequin editor and she’s wonderful! I had dinner with two of my three editors, which was fabulous and I feel so fortunate to have been able to get so much time with Angie and Susan. Ann, I wish you could have been there!

My agent Laura Bradford – I hogged her for the entire conference and I’m not one bit sorry.

I wish I could meet you all! Next year it’s Pittsburg, I hope to see more of you there!

More tomorrow when I’m not all weepy, LOL…

4 comments to “I'm Home”

  1. Maura
    April 29th, 2007 at 9:46 pm · Link

    It was great to see you at RT, Lauren!

    The Pervy Bunny

  2. rhian
    April 30th, 2007 at 1:54 am · Link

    welcome home sweetie! you were missed but i’m so glad you had a fab time. xxx rhi

  3. anya bast
    April 30th, 2007 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Yay! I’m so glad you had a good time!

  4. N.J. Walters
    April 30th, 2007 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Glad you had such a wonderful time, Lauren. Sounds like it was an incredible experience.

    The pictures are great!