I had a GREAT time this year at Authors in the City. Last year, the event was held in New York City. That in itself was amazing. I had the chance to do some major sightseeing and got to spend some time with my agent. It was my first-ever signing and I was majorly overwhelmed.
This year I was a little more prepared and a lot more relaxed. We were in Myrtle Beach - a place I had never been to before. It was one of those places that I was always like "Um...yeah. I'd really like to go there" but then never did. Overall, I wasn't overly impressed with the area. It was all fine and well but it's a tourist town. Lots of shopping, restaurants, hotels and traffic.
But our hotel was beautiful and when I checked in, I asked for an upgrade and got a room on the top floor facing the ocean. We were two blocks in but the view was really great. The weather wasn't good for three of the four days - rainy, cloudy, heavy winds. Definitely not beach weather. But that was all right because I wasn't there to go to the beach.
I was there to runaway from home for four days! LOL!
We were exhausted by the end of the day and treated ourselves to a gourmet steak dinner. Then reality hit. We had to go home. We packed up and loaded the car and on Sunday - the only nice day we had - we hit the beach before getting on the road. Well, actually, we hit a TON of stores on our way out of town and did a little retail therapy before really getting on the road. It was total bliss!