As much as I love my writing cave, I do love the company of other writers. RT is in Kansas City this year and I couldn't be happier. A hotel (actually two) full of authors and readers sounds like heaven after this long, cold winter and the solitude that it enforced.
Besides the wonderful people that I reconnect with and the lovely people that I meet, conference's are like a mini-vacation that recharges my brain. I usually come away with a renewed enthusiasm for my craft and a better understanding of my profession. As fast as our business is changing, I could spend the entire day tracking down information and still miss something important.
I haven't been to a conference in a couple of years and I'm down to the wire on putting my giveaway basket together, packing my swag bags and trying to find a pair of shoes that will go with the sparkly jacket that I'll be wearing at the Ellora's Cave Fantasy Dance Party on Wednesday night. I'm going to look like a smiling disco ball with feet, but who could pass up a silver, sequined jacket?
I won't be partying all the time. Besides attending workshops, I'll also be putting in an appearance at the E Expo and Giant Book Fair
If you see me hanging around Crown Center, May 1-5, please say hello! I really am quite a sociable hermit.
Until next month,