View From The Hotel: Raleigh Bouchercon Edition

I’ve been back home from Bouchercon for about six hours now and it feels good. Even though I jumped right off the plane into the planning for Natalie’s first birthday party, I was ready to be home. I normally get into Bouchercon Thursday afternoon or evening and that works best. This year I came in Wednesday night and that was too much. But I had lots of business to do as a writer and as an editor so on that front it was worth it.

This was my first Bouchercon as a published novelist and my book was included in the book bags and was represented robustly in the book room. My panel was great and I had quite few people come get their books signed from me afterward. During the day I met with a few freelance editing clients and also met with my own publisher to plot what sort of things I’d like to work on for future books. That conversation was creatively exciting but was also one of those great writer dreams that I’m still amazed keep coming true.

Next week it’s back to the real world and back to edits on RIOT LOAD and finishing up the planning for these potential next novels. This is what I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid and I hope I don’t ever take it for granted.