Friday, July 30, 2010

Pictures to Follow

Where do I start? This is the single-most amazing thing that has ever happened to me! Okay, okay, so maybe marriage and child-birth were pretty darn amazing, and probably there are greater things to come, but oh, I am in Heaven on Earth!

I have attended some stupendous workshops with authors like Roxanne St. Claire and Anne Stuart to name a couple. I have sat in front of editors for Avon (well, a little to their left in a massive audience, but still...). And most exciting for me, I got to meet some of my fave authors who I have followed for...(wait for it)...ever! Kresley Cole, Teresa Medeiros, Nalini Singh are just three of my idols and role models. Not just did I get to be in the same room with them (I am not a stalker, trust me. As someone else here said, I'm not organized enough), but I got a free signed book from each. Teresa and Dianne Love gave me two!

To top it all off, I have met some amazing people here that I promise I will mention in the next blog, along with their websites, twitter, facebook, and anything else they might help you locate information on these amazing woman (and one man).

I hope to post pictures by next week. Must go for now. My tummy insists.

Happy writing!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yes! Yes! Yes!

I am finally at RWA National, and I am loving it! Just visited the first-timer's orientation and it was enough to get me excited with just a little nervousness mixed in.

I never understood how people could get so keyed-up that they felt like crying until now (fortunately, no crying actually occured). Crazy! Can't wait until tomorrow. My itinerary is set. I'll just do a quick once over to see where everything takes place. I really am not this obsessive normally. Just when I get thrilled about something.

More updates to come!

Happy writing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just Days

Woo Hoo! I have three more radiation treatments remaining (two on Friday, 6 hours apart). It has not been totally unpleasant an experience. Sure, my chest resembles the outward appearance of a well-boiled lobster, but I know I'm doing the right thing.

I am so thankful to the very kind and helpful people at United Radiation Oncology. Trish is always cheerful, even while dragging an ankle boot around, and even after a grueling physical therapy session the day before.

Vicki and Julie are efficient but fun as they position the big mechanical sun around me, and I'm so thankful for everything they did daily to promote my future health.

And of course, I'm very thankful to Dr. Matar for her meticulous crunching of numbers, her attention to the condition of my skin, and her flexibility in rushing things along so that my family and I could head to Orlando.

I most certainly don't want to repeat radiation therapy, but I do think I will miss this doctor's office. I plan to send a nice thank you.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Same Me...New Blog

I have decided to begin blogging under my own name. Not that I was ashamed to be Kiera McAllister. I loved the name. McAllister is a family name and I wanted to use it for a pen name. However, I decided I was brave enough to use my real name. So, here it is, people. I'm out. I'm Sherry, and I'm proud to be writing a blog about my writing, my family, my life, my whatever.

Here is a link to the old blog, if you would like to meet the previous me and find out what I write about:

Feel free to comment and say hello.

Happy writing!