Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No Camera, Will Travel

So here I am at the conference, at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel. And what did I forget? My camera. I wanted pictures of the resort and people at the conference so I could post them here. Drat. So ticked at myself.

Tonight I spoke at the small group of people going through the Craftsman level of writing training through CWG. Tomorrow this part ends, and then the main conference with lots more people starts on Thursday.

I found a card from my wonderful hubby, Mark, in my suitcase when I got here--with a loving message from him. The card's a Snoopy card--my favorite kind. And it's a writer's card, even better. Snoopy's sitting on top of his doghouse. Outside of card:

"Once upon a time..."

Inside of card:

"...happily ever after.
To make a long story short."

Well, yeah. One of the many things I'm teaching at this conference is how to cut out unnecessary words:

Forgot camera. Kick self.

Mark should find his own card today as he gets dressed. His is a Happy Birthday card. Yup, today is his birthday. Give a shout out to Mark, would ya? (Remember the great guy who blogged here for me when I broke my ankle?) Behind every successful suspense author is a loving, supportive husband.


Blinky St. James said...

Once my mom and I went for a walk and I forgot to bring my camera with me, and we passed this awesome old fashioned-y car and I couldn't get a picture. :( So now I always keep the thing in my purse. There was another occasion when an actual train was on the Light Rail tracks, and my battery died. I need to carry those with cameras are so high maintenence. :P

Blinky St. James said...

Btw, that sounds like an adorable card! :D

Anonymous said...

Aw, no camera on your phone, either? :(

Oh, and: Happy birthday, Mark!

Nicole said...

Praise the Lord for the beauty of love. You picked a good one, BC. So did you, Mark. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Pick up a disposable camera in the gift shop!

Happy Birthday, Mark! Hope it's a great one!

Hannah said...

Happy birthday, Mark! And great job on finding the perfect card for your writerly/suspenseful wife.

Glad that you're enjoying the conference, Brandilyn, even if you did forget your camera. And I agree with the last comment -- buy a disposable one!

LaShaunda said...

Tell a friend to take the pictures you want and email them to you. Everyone has been where you are no camera, I'm sure they'd be happy to help.

Susanne said...

What a sweet hubby! Happy Birthday to him!

Bummer about the camera.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, what a sweet hubby! You're so blessed.

Have fun at the conference!

Sharon Ball said...

Darn, I'm behind in my blog updates and now I'm saying Happy Birthday to your hubby a day late. Even still, I have to do a shout out...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!!!