Thursday, January 9, 2014

And so it begins....

2014 is underway, and I must say it has definitely not started slow. Tonight I just finished up another session of working on the broadcast team at Keeneland for the big thoroughbred auctions held there. As I've always said, it tends to be quite surreal being in the middle of the kind of money that goes flying about from all over the world at these auctions. This one isn't as big as the September/November auctions, which generate several hundred million dollars in sales each, but it still generated over $41 million in just 4 days.

In the midst of this, I still have a full workload on the press front, including the Star Chamber Show, Imaginarium business, book releases, planning for new blog tours, and that's not even getting to my own projects and writing. Needless to say, I'm usually pretty whomped by the ends of these kinds of runs, but it is made all the better by the great team that works there. (Keeneland has won the International Simulcast Award six times, and now three times in a row).

 The week started with zero degree weather, to the point that I had to hold my frozen car door shut on my drive into Keeneland, but ended with things moving above 30, which felt like summer in contrast.

 I plan on getting a little rest tonight, and am ready to have a very busy home office day for Friday. Going to be a lot happening in the course of the next few weeks!