My Epic Weekend

Epic-TeaserMain-dropGetting ready for my weekend, which I call epic for several reasons. First up, the family and I are going to a sneak preview of Epic at 10 am on Saturday.

From there, I’m going to streak off to a workshop in Baltimore on legal issues for writers offered by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Should be interesting, and of course I’ll blog about any useful tips I learn.

I just recently discovered the Preakness is also on Saturday. For those unfamiliar, the Preakness Stakes is one of the three horse races that make up the Triple Crown (along with Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes) and it’s held at Pimlico race track in Baltimore. Didn’t I just say I was going to a workshop in Baltimore? Yes. Yes I did.  This means I can expect unbelievable traffic heading into Baltimore. It also means I’ll have to leave Epic before it ends, so I can be sure to get into Baltimore by 1 pm. (I can only assume the people who decided to schedule the workshop for this day had no idea the Preakness was also happening; or they’re true sadists.) Do wish me luck in getting there quicker than a snail. (If you hear of any road rage incidents, I may be involved.)

I also have book club on Friday; I always look forward to that, because what happens at book club, stays at book club. And finally, I have a writer’s group meeting on Sunday. So, all in all, I feel epicly-overbooked this weekend. But, it should be fun.

And even before the weekend starts, I have fun planned.  As I write this, I’m excitedly prepping to go see Star Trek: Into Darkness. I love, love, love Star Trek. When I was a kid, a friend of mine even gave me a tribble as a gift (true Star Trek lovers remember fondly the Trouble with Tribbles episode).  I may blog what I think about the movie tomorrow (or I may not, depending on how busy I am; I apologize for in advance for my fickleness).

Hope everyone else has a great weekend. And if you’re in the area, consider fighting the Preakness traffic and checking out the legal issues workshop. I think there are still spots.

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at
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