Monday, June 25, 2007


Hi, ya'all,

I went to the Schaumburg book fair that Morgan and Margot discussed below, and had a great time. For a non-paying event, it was excellent, with a great lineup of authors. Actually, it was a stellar program even if you did poney over some dough.

I met for the first time the only fellow Acme bloggers whom I didn't already know. As for only ones who didn't make it, Larry and Rob, we've tipped a beer before, so we'll get through not burping into each other this time. Well, okay, so there's no beer in a public library, but we're creative and we'd have found some cola or something else that would sustain a credible burp.

These fairs are great fun, and meeting others who share your passion, love, angst and frustration over writing helps seat you and motivate you to get back to the drawing board on your own work. Right now, I'm stalled on a humor YA vampire book, trying to work out POV, but now I'm itching to get back to it.

First though, I had to sent my critter off. After an all day fair on Saturday, most of Sunday was spent at O'Hare's International Terminal, where my youngest critter Lauren departed with forty other critters to go explore Europe. I'm excited and scared to death for her, and I hope this will be a wonderful experience that she will treasure forever.

It was kind of weird knocking around the house this morning, tripping over stuff, slamming the microwave, and not having to worry about waking her. A little preview of the 'empty nest' feeling that I will have to suffer through in a few years.

But our little birds grow, and it's hard to keep them cooped up when they can fly.

Jeez, sounds sappy, huh? You might as well call me Norma.

Oh, well, I'm doing this from work because Comcast screwed up my Internet at home, so I gotta go.

See you,
Norma, er, Norm
The Adventures of Guy ... written by a guy (probably)
The Next Adventures of Guy ... more wackiness


Larry D. Sweazy said...

Hey, Norm--Still had dust on my spurs and recouping from the WWA convention. I tipped back more than a few--but saved room for the next time we run into each other...


Norm Cowie said...

I'm considering that a promise, dude.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

It'll be my pleasure...