Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gimme 5... Things to Look Forward To

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Bring out the pinata, guacamole and margaritas! Nothing I like better than a little fiesta. And being in a party mood makes me think about good things to come. There are quite a few things happening in the next few months that I'm really looking forward to. Here are five of them:

  1. The DH and I will celebrate 20 years together in a couple of weeks! Nope, never believed we'd make it this long. HA! So I'm really looking forward to a very special night out.
  2. Writing "The End" on my work-in-progress. Seems like I've been in the deep dark writing cave working on this story FOREVER! (heavy sigh) And yes, I do love my characters and their trials and tribulations, but I'm ready for the light at the end of this tunnel. Of course, I am writing this book under contract so I MUST finish it by my deadline.
  3. Attending the RWA National Conference in Washington DC. OH GOODIE! (rubs hands together with glee) The conference last year in San Francisco was so much fun! Thanks to my CP's hubby giving me a frequent flyer ticket, I WILL be attending the conference this year, and I am so looking forward to seeing all my Banditas and other writer friends. Plus, this year, for the first time, I get to participate in the Literacy signing event!
  4. Seeing my second book on the shelf! YES!!! September 1st is the "official" release date for The Treasures of Venice and I'm almost as excited as I was last year when my very first book, The Wild Sight was released. I do plan to have another launch party and will be doing another blog tour and giving away lots of free copies of the book. Can't wait!
  5. Spending my birthday on a cruise to Acapulco. One of my best birthdays ever was a few years ago, when the DH booked us a cruise to Acapulco and the dining room staff made a fuss over me on my birthday. Well, my DH has done it again! Last week, he booked another cruise to Acapulco and my birthday will happen right in the middle of it.
What are you looking forward to in the next few months?


Jane said...

Nothing exciting happening with me. Happy 20th Anniversary. Wish I were going on a cruise. Can't wait for your launch party, but September seems so far away.

Helen said...

Congrats on the wedding anniversary Aunty Cindy well done and I hope you have a fantastic night out.
I wish I could be in Washington with you all maybe one day
I always look forward to one of your books and I know there are going to be many of them only 115 days till TTOV is released can't wait
Another cruise for your birthday WAY TO GO
For me
I am looking forward to reading TTOV
It is Mothers Day this weekend and I have 4 days off work and we are going on a picnic on Sunday so I am really looking forward to that
And although I don't when I can retire I am looking forward to that day so as I have more time for reading and spending time with my family.

Great blog Aunty Cindy
Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Jane,
Surely there is SOMETHING fun on the horizon for you. Summer is almost here, and doesn't that mean FUN?!?!

Just wish you could be here on the West Coast for my Live & In Person Launch Party! But I guess the cyber version will have to do for now.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

ENJOY your 4 days off! I forgot all about it being Mother's Day here this weekend too. A picnic sounds like great fun!

I'm so happy you are both looking forward to TToV. I just know you are going to LOVE the hero, Keirnan Fitzgerald! He is my YUMMIEST hero yet!


terrio said...

If I had read this when you posted it, I could have said I was looking forward to five days in the Outer Banks. As I'm now home from there, the next thing is July 1 when softball and school both come to an end. Whoot! (I think I've whooted about this everywhere...lol)

Can't wait to see you in DC and big congrats on 20 years. I only made it to five and that was enough. :) Lucky you on the birthday cruise.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Welcome HOME, Terrio!

Well, I only made it to 16 with DH#1 and that was about 10 too many! LOL!

We'll have a HUGE celebration when you get your degree.