Betsy’s Excellent Adventure – Day 2

Wednesday dawned on NYC bright and fair. Wednesday dawned on Betsy with sickness and…well, we won’t go there. So unfortunately I missed the opening session with Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritson, and Steve Berry. But I hear it was wonderful. Fortunately I felt better a little later and so was able to enjoy the rest of my busy day.

After the annual general meeting (I didn’t bother to take pictures there), was the keynote luncheon with Madeline Hunter.  The room was, of course, packed (hey, it was free food).

Betsy’s Excellent Adventure Begins

So, you may or may not know that I am attending the RWA National Conference.  This event has been preceeded by much anxiety, but today I left with Bookseller Ann to the BIG city – New York City!

We decided to take a limo because we don’t live far enough away to fly and the bus didn’t appeal. And no WAY am I driving in New York. 

Thank you, limo driver, for getting us there safely! 

Oh, look!  We’re getting near the city!  Woohoo!

Oh, no!  Will we get there?  Will we get through?  Will we stuck in the tunnel? 


As some of you may know, I’m heading to New York City in less than two weeks to attend the RWA National conference. And in EXACTLY two weeks from this MOMENT, give or take an hour, I shall be sweeping majestically into the freaking Waldorf Astoria hotel as one of the attendees of the Harlequin black and white ball.

Um, ‘scuse me?

In my mind’s eye, I’m wearing a beautiful black dress (because, hello, white dress? Are you kidding me?). I am perfectly coiffed and made up. I walk with elegant ease in mile-high shoes. My skin is flawless.