Monday, February 8, 2010

AuthorPalooza and Things I Love, Day 2: Being an Author

In keeping with my goal for the week, I'm stopping for a minute to reflect on the things I love. I'm thinking about AuthorPalooza on Saturday, and how it feels to sign my name inside a book I created. Well, okay, so I helped create it anyway, since I wasn't alone in the work.

And how it will feel to have my name on the cover of another book I can then sign. It makes me think back to what has happened since I started writing, and the incredible growth I've experienced. All the people I've met who are now my friends. People I might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

These people are another group of friends for whom I'm eternally grateful. And whether I'm close to them or just getting to know them, my author friends are special to me. We're there to help each other learn and grow and become successful in the writing and publishing industry. I love them all.

At the signing event on Saturday, there were 40 of us, and I was so proud to have met most of the other authors. The rest...well, I've met them now. I think. Most of them. (It's entirely possible I missed someone, and if you're that someone, I'm so sorry! Track me down next time and we'll meet for real.)

Before everyone left, I took a few minutes and ran around the store snapping pictures. Granted, I was in a hurry (because I left my signing table and we'd had a steady stream of people) so some of these are blurry and bright--but pictures are still pictures and I'm happy to have them.



Today, I love being an author and creating stories from life experience and pure imagination. 

9 comments:

David J. West said...

Nichole-I couldn't make it out-will you list who all was there?

Nisa said...

That is so very cool, Nichole! What a beautiful post!

L.T. Elliot said...

It looks like a great time! I'm very, very happy for you Nichole.

Keith Fisher said...

Sorry I missed it, glad you had a great time.

Mary Campbell said...

Very cool. Congrats on your success and writer friends are awesome. Also - love the new blog look.

Carolyn V. said...

OH Nichole! That is so super cool! =)

Rachelle said...

Great pics. Fun to see the setup. How exciting to be a part of that!

Karlene said...

I love the Author Paloozas. It was great to see you.

Nichole Giles said...

Karlene, it was great to see you too. And for everyone else, yes, it was lots of fun.

David, I'll have to look up who all was there. James Dashner, Frank Cole, Jessica Day George, Heather Justesen, Bree Despain, Paul Geness, Bron Bahlman, Terri Feran, Carol Lynch Williams, Ann Dee Elis, Cheri Earl, and a bunch of other authors. And Cindy Beck and ME!