So the YA prom was pretty cool - lots of people - authors, editors, agents. Problem was, no one had nametags on so it was difficult to put names to faces. But there was a good turn-out and they played 80s music and they even had "spiked punch" at the bar. :)
Afterwards, agents Nadia Cornier, Stephen Barbara and I headed to a diner for food and then to a Union Square bar called the Belmont Lounge where we had drinks and chatted about interesting things that I've been forbidden to blog about. :) I left around midnight because it was a Tuesday and I'm too old to be out and about all hours on a work night. But it was a fun time all around.
Of course hanging out with successful YA agents all night and hearing their stories really motivated me to finish my middle grade proposal. So I finalized that last night and sent it to my agent. Then I folded posters. Liz Maverick and I made posters for booksellers to promote our Shomi books. We have about 2,400. And I need 700 folded by tomorrow so I can send them to RT for their Booksellers that Care mailing. I folded about 75 and then got a bad papercut and couldn't continue without bleeding on the merchandise. Luckily Liz and I did some when she was here so I actually only need to fold about 100 or so more tonight.
Anyway, I cannot wait for RT next week!! Got my costumes. Got my promo materials. It's going to be so much fun! Hope to see some of you there! :)
Thursday, April 19, 2007