A post-BCon post

I had a perfectly grand time at BoucherCon, an event Meg Gardiner calls summer camp for mystery lovers.  (Next year it’s in Albany, New York, just in time for the trees turning color–you can register now, here.)  Breakfasts with buddies, lunches with friends, dinner with the ragtag gang that call themselves the Friends of Laurie; panels galore, a couple of them with me onstage and aforementioned Friends of Laurie gathered at my feet (well, the stages are raised, the whole audience is at the panelists’ feet) and delicious raids on the book room.  My family is pleased at my having scored not one, but two copies of the ARC for Justin Cronin’s new book, so the quiet sounds of rapturous page-turning settles over the King household.

Which is a good thing, because at a meeting with my editor, she said that if I could possibly give her the finished book by early November… And since it’s about halfway to finished, that means October will be my personal NaNoWriMo, with a 2000 word per day goal.

Starting today.  I may not see you until next month, so completely wrung out of words that I’ll only be able to type odd little emoticons and random letters.  Wish me luck, and if you want to talk about Garment of Shadows, the Friends of Laurie are doing so over at the online Book Club.  Have fun!


  1. Merrily Taylor on October 9, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Good luck, Laurie, and be assured that your fans are always at your feet (when they are not hovering outside the book shop door – virtual or otherwise – waiting for the next book!

  2. KarenB on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Ragtag?? I’ll have you know I dressed up for that!! Of course anything a beyond sweatpants is dressing up for me, but still . . .
    Thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedule to spend some time with your adoring fans throwing themselves at your feet. And thank you some more for not tripping over us. See you next year!

  3. Chris on October 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Happy writing!!!


Leave a Comment