I have three different levels of good news to share with you today. Good news – I finished Book 3 and sent it to my editor on Thursday. Fantastic news – she sent it back to me on Saturday night! Staci, you’re an editing rock star. About damn time news – I think I have a title. I’m mulling it over this week while doing edits, and I hope to share it with you next Monday. Woohoo!!!
This past weekend, hubby and I traveled with friends to Memphis. Half of us had visited before, but it was a new experience for the rest of us. It didn’t start off in the most promising way. On Wednesday, the IHG hotel we had reservations with emailed all of us. Their AC was out, and we were instructed to call their customer service line for assistance. Long story short, IHG needs some serious remedial training in customer service. They were absolutely no help, and we were on our own to find another hotel.
Anyhoo, we made it, and Friday night was spent eating BBQ, dropping by the Peabody Hotel for dessert (you knew it had to be chocolate), and listening to music on Beale Street (sorry the pic’s so crappy). Saturday, we toured Graceland. I’m not an Elvis fan, but I was in the minority – hubby and a couple of friends with us were huge fans. The grounds were beautiful, but the house is much smaller than you’d think. Visitors were permitted to tour the first floor and basement, and the 70s decor (lots and lots of shag carpet!) brought back some memories of the house I grew up in.
If you’re thinking of traveling to Memphis, I’d highly recommend City Tasting Tours. We chose the Arts District Food Tour, and it was sensational. Not only were we treated to some delicious, appetizing food from four different restaurants, we learned fascinating details about the area and history of the district from Christina, our fabulous tour guide. By the end, the six of us were well-stuffed, and had throughly enjoyed outselves.
Well – I’ll be busy on edits, acknowledgements, and a book description this week. Happy writing and reading!