Being an author doesn’t just mean you get to write all day. My to-do list includes everything from marketing, researching new projects, proposals, searching for an agent, promoting my current works, blogging, and a host of other writing-related items. I will admit though, I do have a pretty cool job sometimes…

I’m just back from our Most Intrepid Western Author Posse tour and the Western Writers of America convention in Arizona. I was on the road for ten days and worked my butt off (oh if only it were that easy, right?).

Of course I ate some really delicious food and drank some tasty libations along the trail! I do love a good prickly pear margarita. Hmm, maybe that has something to do with the butt thing, but I digress.

We went horseback riding at the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, which is an amazing place to stay to get a sense of the old west ranching days a la tenderfoot style. No actual shoveling involved, unless your sitting next to someone who is putting out what needs shoveling–if ya know what I mean.

I did get to see some old friends and make new ones. I even have a couple of really cool book projects that may or may not come to fruition. If I’ve learned anything, until the contract is signed, don’t get too excited. But I can’t help myself because I’m an eternal optimist.

I left a trail of photos on my Facebook page, so head on over to check them out.