Last night my Rose City Romance writers, the Portland Chapter of RWA, said a fond farewell to longtime super member, Stephanie Rowe. She is moving back to Boston and taking her lovely baby girl with her. She's missed her home town for a long time and is now moving back to be with friends and family. We are so going to miss her... she just has that supportive nature, you know? But our loss is the New England Chapters gain... and like she said last night, it's not like we're not going to see her. We writers are a mobile bunch!
Good Luck Stephanie!
In other news, I finally finished the rough draft of Laguna yesterday. Or the revised rough draft... is that an oxymoron? I still have some tweaks to go through, and my Cp's need to tear it apart, but I'm pretty happy with the new direction.
Speaking of new directions, I had a lovely long talk with my agent over nationals and we did some excellent work. As a result of that, I now have a clearer picture of where I'm going. I even created my own personal mission statement that will help me narrow my focus down. Really positive stuff! If I only brought that back from nationals with me, it still would have been worth it... luckily, I brought back so much more, good business contacts, great memories and new friends.