Monday, July 16, 2007

Dallas Does Jeri


That's the sound of my head hitting the pillow last night, then again at 7 am this morning after the husband and beasts were fed.

Had a magnificent time. Met incredible people. Closed the bar Friday and Saturday night. Didn't win the Rita in either category, but I got a cheer from the audience when my name and cover went up on the screen, and that was worth more than a whole armful of awards.

Being nominated for a Rita was like getting a scratch-off lottery ticket for Christmas. It was totally unexpected, I enjoyed the anticipation, and my reaction to not winning was, "Well, that was fun, anyway!" Plus I got a certificate, which they normally don't give you for buying a lottery ticket. So bonus!

I was happy to lose to my fellow WRW member Tracy Ann Warren's The Husband Trap in the First Book category, partly because she's really sweet, but mostly because I told everyone she would win. Being right is extremely important to me.

Will post more later, I swear, but I think I'm getting a bad cold, which is a perfect excuse to lie on the couch and read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Though seriously, I could go 100 years without reading another description of a Quidditch match, and it would still be too soon.

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Re: Quidditch, JKR expressed relief upon having written the last Quidditch match for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. They do get shorter as the books progress.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 7/16/2007 3:30 PM

Can't wait to hear about your adventures. Hope you feel better.

Posted by: Blogger selkiewriter at 7/16/2007 8:35 PM

I do feel better already, thanks! No cold after all, just a bit of stuffiness from all the fake air on the plane.

Tomorrow I'll post some pics and a list of all the people I met/saw. Get your catchers' gloves ready for some serious name-dropping!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/16/2007 8:38 PM

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