Monday, November 22, 2010

Crit Partner Meet-Up!

What a great weekend guys!  The weather was beautiful (well, at least in my neck of the woods), I got to write at my Secret Writing Place with no distractions, and I met one of my Crit Partners for the first time!

Colene and I became crit partners several months ago and sent each other our manuscripts.  We found out we live somewhat close to each other and decided to meet this weekend and trade what we had done!

It was so much fun, and time went by way too fast!  Before we knew it, we had been chatting for at least 2 hours.  Not exactly sure how long, because one of us was late due to getting lost (not naming any names, cause you know, she'd be totally embarrassed).  And then we left and realized we hadn't taken any pictures!  So we turned around and went back to take some pics.  I always do that- in fact, in the beginning I told her that I always bring my camera but then forget to take pictures.  And then you know what happened?  I forgot to take pictures.

So here we are, yucking it up at the local Ruby Tuesdays:

Oh look, there's a baby growing out of my shoulder

Then we decided to try to take one ourselves, cause you know- we drove all that way back so we had to do something different:

Colene's got "cocktails" framing her face, hm, what does that mean?
 Anyway, so it was a blast and I'm so glad we got to meet.  She's super cool so go check out her blog if you haven't already. 

Come back on Wednesday for Word Count Wednesday and some happy news!


Colene Murphy said...

Happy news?? Eep. Suspense!

It was great to finally meet you face to face this weekend. We did spend that long and I kept thinking of things I wanted to ask you that I forgot afterward too! (don't ask me to remember now. It would be no good.)

So glad you had a good productive weekend!

Quinn said...

I'm jealous. I'd love to meet so many of you (and my crit partner as well), but I live no where near any of you.

Abby Minard said...

Colene- I know! Time went way too fast

Quinn- someday...when we're all famous authors, right?

Lola Sharp said...

Happy news??? You're a happy news tease! ;)

Isn't it nice when you get to meet up with your critique partners. I'm sad mine love so far away...but we talk on the phone LOTS and email multiple times/day...but still. *sigh* You're lucky you two are close enough to meet up. It will also be handy if a conference comes two can go together. :)

Love the 'cocktail frame-age. If it wasn't on purpose, then I say that's some delightful kismet. :)

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

How cool!

Maybe I'll see you both when you tour through my city as famous authors? :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Such cool piks, love the shoulder-baby :P

Really enjoyed hearing about your meet, I'd so love to meet my CPs one day :)


Abby Minard said...

Lola- we were really surprised when we learned we were somewhat near to each other!

Lisa- ah, that would be nice wouldn't it? Except it'd be a conference where we're all famous authors!

Rachael- thanks! I didn't even notice the baby until I uploaded the pics ;p

Jen Daiker said...

Hold up. Can I just say, I'm so JEALOUS you two got to meet! I'd love to have cocktails with both of you!!! Looks like I need to make road trip, you need to add another blonde to the mix!

erica and christy said...

That's very cool. christy and i live about 4 hours apart, so we have big plans to meet someday, too.

A conference where we're all famous authors would be fun, but for now I'm just happy to "know" you all virtually!

Melissa said...

That's so cool that you guys got to meet up! I would love to meet my crit partners (you included obviously) as well as so many other cool blogging friends. I'm jealous! You guys look so cute.

Happy news? Did you finish your MS???

Donea Lee said...

Hi Abby, so happy your CP meet was a good one! :) that's got to be so much fun for the both of you!! Looking forward to your happy news~ (oh and please make sure you stop by and check out my giveaway)

Regina said...

Great pics. It looks like you had a blast. I hope some day I get to meet some of my crit partners, but they all live so far away. I hear a field trip coming on! :)

Shayda Bakhshi said...

That sounds like so much fun! I'm meeting one of my crit partners in January; we're doing our masters' together. We're also rooming together on campus, which will no doubt be awesome.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

How fun to meet in person! That's cool. :)

Abby Minard said...

Jen- we're on. Lets make a date!

Erica- that's awesome you guys are somewhat close!

Melissa-'ll just have to wait for tomorrow ;p

Donea- thanks! Checked out your giveaway!!

Regina- yes, field trips are so fun. Espcially when you meet crit partners!

Shayda- how exciting! That'll be so much fun!!

Amanda- I know, it all just worked out perfectly!

Maria McKenzie said...

How fun to meet your critique partner in person! Looks like you had fun!

Abby, I named you as a Versatile Blogger today:).

Maria McKenzie said...

And I just saw that you already are one! OOPS! Well, your blog is doubly fantastic:).