Thursday, February 28, 2013

At Conference

Jessica and I are at writer's conference. We'll be here until Sunday.
The cool part is reconnecting with other writers.

Conference director with her grandson. Funny thing is,  Dad is black, but the baby doesn't look mixed at all. 

The grounds are beautiful. We didn't have time to take many pictures around the grounds today.
Eva Marie Everson writes different genres of books.

Deborah Raney critiqued my women's fiction.

Jessica in class.

Steven James and Jessica

in class
Jessica with Torry Martin
 Today I met with an author for a critique of my women's fiction book, and she actually liked the idea and the writing. As most of you know, I haven't written fiction before, so this is new to me. She suggested some changes that I need to make before sending it to an editor. I also have to finish it! She only read the first few chapters.

Jessica and I met with someone who'd critiqued our youth fiction. She wasn't that thrilled with it. We have a lot of changes to make.

Jasmine tried out for track. She ran a 9 minute mile. I think that's great, but there were 100 girls, and I guess they took the times from the mile and the sprints (not her strong point) and took the top 45 girls. She did not make the cut. But today were midterm grades (meaning the kids are half way through the third quarter) and Jasmine has all A's and B's.

We're sitting in evening session right now. Hope you are all having a great day.


Rose Anne said...

Way to go Jasmine on the grades!
Maybe God has a differant plan other than track opening for her!

Kathy C. said...

Perhaps. I just wish not so many girls had tried out. It is a smaller school so that's a large percent of the girls.

Sarah said...

That is a lot of girls to try out for track!

Has Torry Martin lost weight? It looks like he has!

Funny thing you mention the baby- my friend is black and her husband is white. Their baby? White as can be with bright red hair!! No one knows where the red came in at. Genetics are funny sometimes!

Kathy C. said...

He had lost a lot of weight, and he looks different because he's wearing real clothes now!

Sarah said...

ha! I knew something was different, and I couldn't quite figure out what it was! Congrats to him on loosing weight- never an easy feet!

Kathy C. said...

He's a type 2 diabetic and he's been doing some acting.