Conferences, New York, Writing Life

Held Prisoner by Triple Digits in NYC

Statue_of_Liberty_7Some Like it Hot

But not this hot. Triple digits – like 103 degrees. It’s stifling out there.

The heat wave has slowed our sightseeing plans to a crawl, but I’m still having a fantastic time. New York City has everything.

This morning we ventured out early, took the famous subway filled with crowds of people moving in every direction and pungent city smells,  and visited the Statue of Liberty. We got back around noon drenched in sweat and exhausted from moving in the oppressive heat. I felt like Dicken’s character Marley dragging his chains. Climbing the last two flights of stairs up from the bowels of the subway to street level which normally would be no big deal, almost killed me.

Tonight we stayed in our sweet little studio apartment (45th and Lexington- midtown Manhattan) and feasted on Martguerita pizza and a mixed salad from the Amish market down the road. Living like the locals. Luckily we have air.

I`ve been off-line for a few days, so here is a quick summary.Thrillerfest 2013 rocked. The craft sessions by Steve Berry, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, T. Jefferson Parker, David Morrell…(the list of famous authors goes on) were even better than I imagined and my head is swimming with writing ideas. I met lots of interesting fellow writers and talked about writing for days. Oh the joy of it. Agentfest was mind boggling, something I will never forget (nor will my feet – another story). Moving from the Hyatt to our apartment was supposed to be an easy two block walk but it turned into a nightmare comedy event. But I think that`s it for tonight.

#1 Golden tip from Thrillerfest 2013:

“Start your story as close to the end as possible.” Steve Berry.

8 thoughts on “Held Prisoner by Triple Digits in NYC

  1. The weather is so topsy/turvey, Jo-Ann. I don’t understand. For several days, we’ve had rain and highs in the 70’s. Unheard of here in Texas in July. We’re loving it, but everything up north is baking. So wierd. Glad you’re having a good time despite the heat. Can’t wait to hear more.

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    1. Hi Marsha
      I’ll swap temps with you.
      But that being said, I found the heat easier today even though it went up three degrees.
      Having a great time.
      You must be on count-down mode. Sooo excited for you.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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    1. Hi Emma
      Like the fan idea.
      I’ve been trying to distinguish the smells, and not liking what I come up with. lol.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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    1. Pat
      You’ve got the horse stories and I’ve got the thriller ones. It will be a good exchange.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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