Well, the whirlwind week is over and I’m on the plane heading home to Seattle. I feel happy, exhausted, elated, and most importantly, inspired to start my next book. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience this year as a 2013 Golden Heart finalist. I met many new people, pitched to agents and editors, and learned a lot about the publishing industry. Since I’m running on fumes at this point, I thought I would just post some photos and hope that they tell the story better than my jumbled words. Let’s just say, I am happy I got to go to the ball, and I’m now ready to kick off my shoes and get back to work!