Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Travels: My Dream Guide Is a Go!

As my sporadic blogging might indicate, I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger (as my mother would say) over the past several months, and this week is no exception. Between working on the fourth edition of Moon Michigan and proofing the first edition of Moon Florida Keys, I don't seem to have much time for anything else. But I simply have to take a minute to share some good news with my online pals.

Two weeks ago, I found out that my proposal for the third edition of Moon New Orleans has earned me the chance to write the guide that, for the past decade, I've longed to write. Don't get me wrong – I've loved exploring destinations like Southern California, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Key West – some of the previous destinations that I've written guides about. But I've always dreamed of authoring a guidebook to the Big Easy, my beloved hometown and my favorite American city, so imagine my delight when I learned yesterday that the book contract is currently on its way to me. Though I have plenty of other tasks to finish first, I simply can't wait to get started!

Okay, enough about me. What's happening with you crazy cats?

9 comments:

Becky said...

Congrats!!

We're getting hyped up for the Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo this week. It's the centennial, so it's pretty special. Kids are off school. Tons of tourists are in town. Pretty neat!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Becky! I hope you and the boys have fun at the Pendleton Rodeo. I'm hoping to attend the Angola one in October. Never been before - but I hear it's quite the to-do. Guess I shouldn't expect any less from a prison in the Pelican State!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations! It's nice to see you around here. Then again, my blogging has been sporadic too. I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. Anyway, good luck with all your projects.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Susan! It's good to see you 'round here, too - I've missed you.

Sadly, blogging is always the first thing to go when life and work get crazy. I'm hoping to rejoin the blogosphere in earnest next month.

In the meantime, good luck with your projects as well!

jbchicoine said...

Laura, that's terrific--what an awesome opportunity. It will truly be an insider's guide!

Marguerite said...

Woo hoo! That is so awesome, Laura! Congrats! It's getting a little cooler, here, so the fun is starting to kick-up with our Fall festivals. Best of luck with all of your endeavors! Cheers!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Bridget! In case it's not obvious, I'm pretty darn excited about it. ;-)

Thanks to you, too, Marguerite! I'm even featuring Cajun Country in the guide, so I might be picking your brain soon... :-)

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Congrats Laura - very happy for you! Embrace life's craziness, these days I'm not sure if I've lost a horse or found a rope... :)

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Deb! I appreciate your warm fuzzies - especially since you're probably pretty darn chilly up north. ;-)

And you're right - best to embrace life's craziness wholeheartedly - or as my mother's fond of saying, "Don't let the turkeys get you down."