I'm home from World Fantasy Con and slept in my own bed last night. Woohoo! It was tremendous to put faces to names, to make friends of colleagues, to share the experience of writing with other professionals. It was also great to geek out a bit over the books I love; I now have signed, hard cover editions of The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, and I also have signed hard cover editions of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix. Both authors were great people, and it was great to be able to tell them in person how much I enjoyed their work. Finally, I had the singular pleasure of listening to Guy Gavriel Kay read from his forthcoming novel, which I shall purchase immediately when it's released.
There will be a blog entry later about a delightful, Saturday afternoon group reading I attended once I've collected my thoughts, unpacked my bags and friended all my new peeps on social networking. For now though, it's good to be home with my husband, my cat and my ocean, full of ideas and ready to write them down into stories.