I think my stress level went from zilch to 100,000,000,000,000,000% in the matter of a few hours. I love this kind of stress, so believe me, I’m not complaining at all. I LIVE on this kind of stress, but at the same time, it’s the official mark that my vacation is over.
Quick recap on my vacation: My friend and I stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World (a hop, skip, and a jump from the RWA Conference hotel). We had this awesome balcony that overlooked the safari. We woke up with zebras, antelope, giraffes and animals with curly horns outside out window every morning. It was freakin’ amazing. I have pictures on tweetpic that you can find on twitter.com/nishawrites
The animals had to be the best part about the hotel. I didn’t like the food. If you’ve never eaten goat cheese…don’t just dive right into it. Your gag reflex will go crazy. Needless to say, the hotel restaurants were not our favorite.
What did we do on vacation, you ask? Well, we went to Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, and Universal Studios: Island of Adventure. My favorite was Animal Kingdom. My least favorite was Univ. Stud. WE HAD TO WAIT AN HOUR JUST TO GET IN THE DAMN HARRY POTTER WORLD AREA. How freakin’ crazy is that? The line was half way around the park. No joke. And that wasn’t the only line we waited in at Universal Studios. We got there at 8:50 and didn’t leave until 4. In that span of time, we went on the Harry Potter Ride, the Jurassic Park Ride, and the Spiderman 3D adventure ride. That’s. It.
The weather and the lines were just unbearable. In comparison, could probably do the lines if I wasn’t so worried about heat stroke. Ghah. Anywho. Vacation ended with a fabulous one hour body polish at the Mandara Spa which had this awesome Tea Garden we got to chill in for a while.
But those days are over. I have already dived into my new work in progress and I’ve been at it since 4PM. It’s 8PM now. Pretty great, huh? But that’s the awesome vibe you get at RWA! I’ve already spotted tons of authors at the hotel, too and I’ve been tweeting regularly about it, so don’t forget to check out my twitter @nishawrites to hear more author spotting information.
Anywho. I’ll keep you posted on what goes on. I know I’m going to be freaking out the closer my workshop gets on Saturday. Wish me luck, but I’m sure I’ll blog again before then. Stay cool, peeps!
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