Liberty States Fiction Writers Create Something Magical Conference
March 17, 2012
The Liberty States Fiction Writers (LSFW) held their annual Create Something Magical Conference this past Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day) in New Jersey. I had heard about it at the beginning of February at Lady Jane’s Salon, but I was thinking of it as a “next year” kind of thing. I didn’t think I was ready to go to a writers conference, it was a Saturday, and it was in New Jersey. Basically, I was full of excuses for not going.
Then I came up with a reason for why it would be a good idea to go, and it was as simple as that. I want to be a writer. If you want something, hang out with the people who have it. Surround yourself with those who are successful at what you want to be successful at, and learn from them. So I read up on the workshops, contacted the LSFW vice president, and paid immediately.
As September comes to an end, I decided to make a note of all of the books I finished this month, as well as the next books on my to-read list.
In September 2011, I finished 6 books (it was a busy month):
- Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
- A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare
- A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch
- The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
- The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
Yes, all historical romances, and all from the NYPL. As a result, I haven’t made a dent in the mountain of books I picked up at a book fair in CT a few weeks ago. I’m going to the Brooklyn Public Library tomorrow to drop off some books for their book drive, but they’re also having a $1 book sale, which might be dangerous. Since I’ve been going to the library so much lately, my immediate TBR pile has been fully comprised of books I’ve borrowed.
Next on my to-read list:
- Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean
- This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
I’m really excited about finding Divergent at the library today. I’ve heard so many great things about it from friends. Also, I just realized that this is the end of the first month of this blog. (Technically I started it in August, but I only made an introduction post.) So THANK YOU to everyone who has stumbled upon Parenthetical Observations and taken a look at what I have to say.
And now I want to hear from you: What’s on your TBR?