Things I have learned about New York City (from a small town girl who has never been to a large city before).
You know how in the movies they make New York City this giant, bustling, loud, noisy, crowded, chaotic mess of people, cars, and constant motion? You know how the taxis are always honking, people are always yelling, there are food vendors every ten feet, and you can see anything from a mime on the street corner to someone holding a sign that says "Free Hugs."
They aren't exaggerating.
I'm at a hotel on Times Square, looking down on the street 25 stories below. Its 10pm and the streets are STILL insanely crowded. I can still hear the honking and the sirens echoing through the window. Truly, this is the city that never sleeps.
Tomorrow I get to meet my awesome editor for the first time, tour the Harlequin office, and meet several awesome authors at the SLJ Day of Dialog. I'm so excited! *Bounces* So, how many of you are here in NYC right now? What are you up to? I feel like I'm the only starry-eyed newbie staring slack-jawed at Times Square. Tell me what you've got planned for this week. Hope I see you at BEA sometime! :)