Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Pitching and I Need a Vacation After My Vacation

I've mentioned my Sekrit Project and shared Sekrit Project Nuggets. Well, today I'm pitching my MG story, titled FABLE RANGER, over at Susanna Hill's blog for Would You Read It Wednesday. Please make sure to stop by and share your thoughts and ways to improve the pitch, because there's always learning in writing, especially for me lol! Oh, make sure to tell Susanna "Hi!" because she is such a wonderful author and all-around person :-)

Also...

I've been rather flaky in the social media world for about a week and a half. It's for a really good reason:

*A Real Vacation*

I normally do the day-cation or stay-cation or fit-what-you-can-in-3-or-4-days-cation. But to take a whole week to just - BE - and have fun? Well, not my norm.

Sunday was travel with my Chipmunk.
Monday was Disneyland. WOOT!
Tuesday was fun with family and getting to meet some FUN-TASTIC friends! Much love to Graeme Ing and Gwen Gardner :-) Let's not forget the delicious Cadillac Margaritas. What! What!!
Wednesday and Thursday I got to have some Comic-Con fun because YEAH! Comic-Con was AWESOME! Loved the displays and cosplay :-)
Friday was originally going to be Vegas, Baby, Vegas! But we had so much fun at Disney that we went back for more fun there totally making the kid in me super happy!
Saturday was a day of relaxing and then getting my sweat on with a little dancing in the evening, hanging with my girl, Mia :-)

Sunday, dear me, I think I messed up a knee and threw some other things out of wack because my body was screaming a sore-bloody-murder lol!!

Monday, back home late.

OMG! I need to breathe and take a vacation from my vacation.

Now for catching up because I am SOOOOOOO far behind lol!

What are you all up to?

37 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an awesome vacation. And so cool you got to see Gwen and go to Comic Com. Rest up! Hope your knee is okay.

And good luck with the pitch. That story sounds awesome.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm officially jealous! ...except for the knee. Hope it's not too bad. You must've had a VERY good time. ;-)

Ice that bad boy down and take something for the pain and swelling. I think you deserve at least a little vacation from your vacation.

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Your vacate looked better than mine even with the body aches and wrenched knee. Love the photo of Your Little Chipmunk, btw. Not so little anymore :)

Angela Brown said...

It was wonderful, Natalie. And though I'm far behind in some things, it was much needed.

As for the knee, some of the soreness is gone but I'm at a loss to figure out which outing helped kick it into sore-gear lol!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's a vacation! And you got to hang with Gwen. What did Chipmunk think of Disneyland?

Angela Brown said...

You jealous of me, Maria? Well, I'm just floored lol!

Me and the knee are having discussions. I think it's fussing at me for acting like I was twenty years old again :-)

Angela Brown said...

Oh Huntress, you're right. Chipmunk is growing like a weed...but I know I can't stop it with Weed-be-gone lol!
Le sigh.

It was an awesome vacation, body aches and all. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Getting to hang with Gwen and Graeme was AWESOME!

Chipmunk loved Disney. She especially enjoyed the Star Tours ride and hanging around Star Trader building her own light saber :-)

Damyanti said...

I'm going on a vacation starting this weekend, and then very soon after, another! Good to see you back..great photos.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I'M SO JEALOUS YOU WERE AT COMIC CON!!!
And I saw a couple of your vacay pictures on Facebook. Looked like you were having fun ... and beverages!

I'll head over to look at your pitch.

Julie Dao said...

Sounds like you had a great time, Angela!!! Disneyland, Vegas, and Comic-Con... I don't know if I could handle that much fun all at once :D

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I have to get to Comic Con 2014! You got to have a lot of fun Angela. And I also checked out your pitch.

shelly said...

OMG! I've got my grandbaby part-time. Been editing and tweaking Killer Stilettos. Working. Cleaning house. Stuff. Sounds like you had fun.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

M Pax said...

Glad you had so much fun, Angela. Did you dress up for Comic Con? I'm jealous you got to go. I think Sparty was there. Did you see him?

E.J. Wesley said...

Holy! I'd say you need a vacation from vacation! lol Sounds like an absolute blast, though. Comic-con is totally on my bucket list. I live in state now, so I'm definitely going to have to hop a plane down there one of these years...

Have you been to Disney World? If so, how did Land stack up? We're definitely going to hit up DL while we live here in Cali at some point, but was curious if I'd be let down after visiting--and LOVING--DW. :)

Gwen Gardner said...

You're always such a busy lady. I'm glad you got to have a real vacation. Sounds like you had a blast. That's a cute little chipmunk you have there. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Angela! I'm so glad. A much-needed and well-deserved vacation :) Thanks for bravely putting forth your pitch even whilst you are recuperating from vacation :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I'm so glad to hear that you were able to take a whole week off and have fun! It really looks like a lot of fun :-) Your daughter is so beautiful. Well, no surprise here - she takes after her mommy!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Damyanti. Enjoy your vacation time :-)

Angela Brown said...

It was such a wonderful time, from the morning cappuccino to evening margaritas lol!

Angela Brown said...

I'm wondering if my body is telling me it couldn't handle so much either lol!!! But it was great :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks for checking out my pitch. I'm hoping to go back to Comic-Con next year, preferably for the whole four days. What a dream :-)

Angela Brown said...

Hugs and chocolate to you, Shelly. You are very busy right now. Good luck with tweaking Killer Stilettos :-)

Angela Brown said...

No dressing up for me. Just taking picture of the brave folks who did. And I barely scratched the surface with my photos lol! I read about Dante Basco (Rufio from the movie Hook) being there the same time as me. Wish I saw him. I might have geeked out because he's so cute lol! And no, didn't see Sparty :-(

Angela Brown said...

I haven't been to Disney World, just Disneyland so I wouldn't be able to give an honest comparison. I will say Disneyland was wonderful. From the Star Tours in Disneyland to Carsland in California Adventure. So much fun!!!

Angela Brown said...

I was so thrilled to spend time with you and Graeme. Can't wait until we get to do it again :-)

Angela Brown said...

I'm glad to have a chance to share my pitch at your blog. I'll be checking soon to see what tips commenters share so I can improve the pitch :-)

Angela Brown said...

Awww...thanks Angela :-) It was so much fun getting away for a bit.

Anonymous said...

Dude, Vegas...we could've connected up! Sigh. Next time.

It looks like you and Chipmunk had a fabulous time. Of course, you need a vacation after your vacation, that means you vacationed right! And I'm soooo jealous you got to Comic-Con!

Welcome back.

Candilynn Fite said...

What a vacation! Sometimes they do require a getaway from the getaway sort of break. Think of it as a reflection moment. :) I love that you got to meet Gwen!! How much fun! Sorry I'm a day late, but headed over to S.H.'s blog.

cleemckenziebooks said...

You had a fabulous time away, Angela. Good for you. Thanks for all the fun pictures.

Anonymous said...

The best vacations are the ones you need to rest from. Glad you had such fun!

Susan Oloier said...

We all need a vacation not a stay-cation, Angela. It looks like it was so much fun! I hope your knee feels better soon.

Crystal Collier said...

I know what you mean! I've been home 1.5 weeks from my vacation, and I'm still catching up! So much to do...

--I'm intensely jealous you made it to Comic-con. That's becoming one of my life's ambitions. (Just to see all the cool costumes and characters, ahem, people.)

Julie Flanders said...

Chipmunk is such a cutie!
Sounds like an awesome vacation and how fun that you got to go to Comic Con. Jealous!

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Sounds awesome. I'm sure Chipmunk had a blast!

DMS said...

Your vacation looks SO fun and definitely busy! Loved the pictures. :)
~Jess

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