Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Happy Wednesday All,

(No matter what the date tab says, this post is meant for Wednesday).

I can hardly believe it...not counting today, there are TWO days left until the Lone Star Conference. This is my third year going, and I'll be entering my fourth year as a member of the NWHRWA.

This group is an incredible group of men and women. I'm very lucky and blessed to be a member and to be amid so many talented writers.

I know travel can be a pain (especially if you live out of state, or even out of the country) but folks, these people are so hospitable and kind. If you're a writer, I cannot stress enough how important that is. It's also why I invite my fellow authors to this Conference every year.

Now that I've gotten the sentimentality out and told you how truly awesome the NWHRWA & the Lone Star Conference is, let me move on to what's kept me from the blog...

I have been reading like a mad fool, my dear readers. My cousin got me interested in an author I hadn't heard of named Elizabeth Hunter. Specifically got me engrossed in the Elemental Mysteries. I finished up A Hidden Fire and have gotten my hands on The Same Earth (and started it). I like the way she writes vampires...the idea that they all can control one of the natural elements (earth, wind, fire, water) is really intriguing and different (at least to me).

I also recently received another book for a November official blog review that I need to get a move on...plus some other books from other authors that I should get going on.

Not to mention the fact that I went haywire happy over Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series and eagerly await Opal's release in December.

I've also been writing. Yep, I truly have. I've got two projects going. One is a story that I think will be a series (we'll see if that's still true at the end of the story) and another is something I started as a challenge to myself (if this story continues to take off, my critique partner is going to make me eat crow, I don't care how nice she is, I will be eating crow LOL).

As you can see, I've been a busy bee of a woman, and I am going to be prepping this week for the Conference on Saturday (so excited!)

So, please pardon the silence on here. I'm pretty regular on Twitter and Facebook, so look me up on there. (Twitter--@WriteByBethany Facebook is under Bethany Averie).

What's everyone got planned for this week and weekend?

Have A Wondrous Wednesday!


Merissa Mee said...

Hey Bethany.
I have to say--I discovered Jennifer Armentrout's books recently myself, and have burned through everything she's released so far.
She tells a darn good story!
I hope you have fun and learn lots at the conference. I did one you were at a few years ago (Todd Stone did a presentation) and thought it was fabulous. Wish I was going this year!

Tonette said...

This weekend?I am still dealing with wallpaper stripping and painting; my cousin confirmed that she and her family are coming for Thanksgiving,(YEA!), but I have a lot to accomplish.
I have both blogs going and other writing is trying to escape, but some will have to wait;(I have to sleep, darn it!)
EVERYBODY is busy!
I hope you have a great time and I will be waiting to read about it all!

Bethany said...


Sorry you won't be able to make it to the Conference this year--maybe next year!

Jennifer L. Armentrout really does tell a good story. Like I said, can't wait for OPAL!

Thank you for dropping by and for your comment :-)

Bethany said...


Wow! Sounds like a big project! Hope it all goes well and that's great your cousin will make it for Thanksgiving!

Most everyone is busy! LOL It's a busy time of year and only gets busier with the Holidays, but Fall and Winter are my FAVORITES...I love the seasons and the Holidays!

Thank you for dropping by and for your comment :-)