I just got back from a trip to Utah. I flew there to visit my online friend, Suzette Saxton. The flight was necessary because, in my mind, it is impossible to have a best friend you’ve never really met. Now I’ve met her. All is right with the world. As an added bonus, I got to meet several other writer friends who live in Utah. Elana Johnson is a fellow QT blogger and has some of the coolest hair ever–as well as a snappy personality. I met Angie Lofthouse, Michelle Mclean and Bethany Wiggins too.
I think the coolest thing was how comfortable I felt with everyone right off the bat. It wasn’t like a first meeting at all. We had been corresponding for over a year and have all read each other’s books. Some of them have read my stuff in its roughest stages, which is kind of like being naked–so I guess being at home right away is understandable.
I wanted to share some of the fun pics. We got a little silly.
I only have three regrets about the trip. 1) It was too short, 2) I wish I could have met a few more of my writer friends but they don’t live in Utah and 3) I forgot to give everyone the Dove Dark I brought for them. I’d better mail it out before I give into the temptation and eat it all myself.
Have you ever had the chance to meet someone you knew online for a long time? I’d love to hear about it.