Wednesday, May 07, 2008

AMAZING Conference!

(Kitty) I just got back from Austin, Texas (where I wish I'd had more time to look around - beautiful place). My friends Lauraine and Bonnie and I went to a writer's conference by Donald Maass called the High Tension Workshop. It was perhaps the best writer's conference I've ever been to! You know how you go to a conference for either your business or one of your hobbies or interests and there is so much going on you can barely process it all? Not this time. At this conference we studied one thing for four days! By the time we left, we really knew what we were talking about when it came to tension in novels. My brain was so tired I had to take a long nap after I got off the plane! LOL!

In other news, John and I are eagerly pursuing our marathon training. Yesterday morning, and then again this morning, I broke my personal best records for speed over a 2-mile run! Woo-hooo! By the end of May, we'll have completed our "Couch to 5K" training. On Sunday, May 25 (Memorial Day weekend), we will be running our first race! It's a 5K - about 3 miles - and we're feeling very good about it. Only six more months until we run our first half marathon at the Pasadena Marathon! We'll tell you all about it as things progress!

P.S. If you haven't seen the movie Iron Man, you've got to go! It's awesome!!


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

That cinches it, I'll be seeing Iron Man asap.

Congrats on marathon training! That's got to be a great feeling!

I know what you mean about conferences, when we were out in Lake Forrest last year at Saddleback it was absolutely the most invigerating and exhausting experience ever. This year it'll be Portland, OR for a week long conference. GOD IS AWESOME!

John & Kitty said...

Have fun in Portland, Jess! I went to a conference at a retreat in the woods outside Portland once and I've always wanted to go back! Gorgeous!

Love, Kitty :)