Monday, July 16, 2012

Recovery Mode

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, filled with sun and plenty of Pimms. I spent the weekend at the RNA Conference in beautiful Penrith, Cumbria, where -- believe it or not -- we only had a sprinkle of rain!

As always, the conference passed in a blur of smiling faces, wonderful chats, and lots of useful workshops. I'm happy to report my talk on online marketing went off without a hitch, despite my nerves at the beginning and the lack of promised heckling from the Irish contingent. About ninety attendees turned up bright and early on Saturday morning for it, and I was happy to see so many friendly faces.

Me (looking very happy!) on the first day of the conference, with Sue Fortin and Catherine Miller.
Photo: Liz Fenwick.
Passing out hand-outs right before my talk.
Photo: Liz Fenwick.
I am now in full-on recovery mode and gearing up to speak on a panel about digital publishing at The Ivy Club tomorrow evening. The rest of the week will be writing, writing, writing! Now, off to nap...

Have a great week, everyone. I'll see you next Monday!

59 comments:

  1. Someday I will be lucky enough to attend a conference. Perhaps across the pond! Have a good nap!

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  2. You guys have all the fun! All we teen crime fics do is graffiti bus stops. Mermo to self: Be more romantic!

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  3. I am jealous... Sounds like you had a great time! You probably need rest and recovery now.

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  4. It was indeed a fabulous conference, Talli - and it was great to meet at last! Sorry I missed your talk but I was assured it was brilliant (which I knew already of course!)

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  5. Sounds like the conference was a success. I finished reading Construct a Couple.....Love it! :) :)
    Take care.

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  6. Congrats on a successful conference. I am in the middle of Construct a Couple and loving it. You rock, Talli.
    Karen

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  7. So glad the conference went well... and see, you weren't cold after all! Thanks for posting the photos, it was nice to catch a glimpse of the action. Hope you're recovering apace... take it easy! x

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  8. So glad you enjoyed the conference, Talli. Looks like fun. =)

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  9. Beautiful countryside. Glad you had fun!

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  10. Your smile is contagious! Thanks for a uplifting post about a good time. :D
    (Never been to the Lake District. Must do.)

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  11. Get some much-needed rest. You deserve it.

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  12. So pleased you had a fab time, Talli. The photos all look great. Glad your talk went well too x x

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  13. Aww! You look so cute! I keep forgetting that your hair is red now.

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  14. Oh, look at how cute you are as a redhead!!! Looks like a gorgeous place for a conference! Glad to hear your talk went so well!

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  15. You look great in those photos! :) Glad you had a good time and things went smoothly - nap away!

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  16. Great photos and you look like you're having so much fun!

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  17. Wonderful to meet you at last, Talli. The conference was fabulous and your workshop was an absolute Masterclass in online marketing!

    Janice xx

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  18. We hear lovely things about the Lake District!

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  19. It was a brilliant weekend and I so enjoyed your talk. Now to try and put it all into action!

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  20. Busy times for you! Sounds like a good weekend, and the Lake District is beautiful!

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  21. I love the Lake District. It's beautiful. Glad you had a great time. Btw, I love your hair!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  22. Great that you had a good time, Talli!

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  23. You look wonderful! (Where's that baby hiding? LOL)

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  24. Looking good, Talli - can't see any bump! Don't work too hard

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  25. Talli, I love your hair and outfit! Glad you had a good time!

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  26. Lovely to meet you again Talli!

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  27. conferences are such fun. You earned that nap.

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  28. You're gorgeous! It looks like a great place to have a conference--though it would be hard to get any work done with those views!

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  29. Sulk! You gave a talk and I missed it :( Glad it went so well and good luck for your talk at the Ivy Club.

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  30. Glad to hear your talk went well, Talli! Good luck at the Ivy Club, and hope the writing goes well this week too.

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  31. I'm glad your talk went smoothly! :)

    Love the photos.

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  32. You're such a rock star, Talli! I'm glad your first talk went well. :) Good luck tomorrow!

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  33. Lucky woman! I agree with Carrie - ROCK STAR! So glad it went well and you enjoyed yourself. Sounds fabulous!

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  34. Hi Talli or should I say 'Housemate'
    Lovely seeing you at the weekend.
    It was a great talk - excellent advice.
    Thank you
    Sue
    x

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  35. Great to see you at conference, Talli, I've spent all day wrestling with blogger, wondering why I can't do it as effortlessly as you do..grrrr! Anyway, managed to put my followers at the top as advised, so that's one thing anyway! See you next week!

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  36. I so deeply love the Lake District, it's gorgeous up there! It sounds like you had a fab time, Talli x

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  37. I admire your spunk and ability to get up in front of people and talk. I'd love to have a Pimms and sit in the shade. Here in the States we're all getting very very tired of an unrelenting heat wave and drought.

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  38. Talking in front of people is so much fun. Really love your red hair now.

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  39. The lake district is lovely. Great your talk went well I'm sure everyone enjoyed it.

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  40. Wonderful to see you, Talli, and share part of the train trip back to Writersville. Good luck with your books! Vx

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  41. By now you'll be writing, writing, writing. Glad your workshop went off without a hitch. Pity about the lack of Irish hecklers.Would have been a hoot. Only a sprinkle of rain, definitely a plus.

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  42. All in All. Talli a successful outing! You sound happy and I look forward to your next report!!

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  43. Sounds like the conference was a success - and now you can relax (and write :D)

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  44. It was so lovely to see you, Talli, and you were very accommodating with our late nights!

    Your talk was both fascinating and informative, thank you!

    Hope to see you soon xx

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  45. Lovely photo! Looks like you had a super time! I wish I could've heard your talk. Rest up~ :o) <3

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  46. What a beautiful place for a conference. I hope your presentation went well. :)

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  47. Looks like a lovely place to hold a conference. Also, you seemed to have had a great time. Love your hair, by the way. :-)

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  48. Sounds like you had a great time. And what a lovely place too. The pics are great. Get some rest and thanks for sharing,

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  49. Thanks for sharing your trip and the pics! Sounds like good times all around. And enjoy the rest. You deserve and need it.

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  50. Glad it went well. Have a great weekend! :)

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  51. I'm sure you did a fantastic job on your talk, it looks like it was a wonderful conferences. :) (Also, I feel like I missed a lot during my freakishly long hiatus last quarter - I love your hair! That's such a good color. :D )

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  52. What great pictures, it looks like you had a fantastic time. And wow, that countryside is beautiful!

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  53. Love the picture. Looks like you had a great time. I hope you got some rest. :)

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  54. You are glowing! Glad the conference went well, and I'm sure you were a big hit! Julie

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  55. Sounds heavenly! Great to see the sunshine. It's back here too. Yay! Sounds like you had some well deserved rest.

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  56. You look lovely! I'm glad the Irish didn't heckle you.

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  57. That looks amazing. Always love a good conference. :)

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Coffee and wine for all!