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Friday, April 5, 2013

It's Conference Time!

Writing is a solitary profession. We hide away in our little caves and think up stories to amuse and delight and some of us love it so much that we have a tendency to become hermits. I looked up a little while ago and wondered where the heck March went. Honestly, you'd think that someone who could lose a month, could at least lose five pounds but it doesn't work that way, but I'm getting off the subject. Sorry.

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,

Happy Reading!


Paris Brandon



9 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Enjoy the conference, Paris! Wish I could go, but it's too expensive to fly and with the hotel/conference fees and all. Party hard. :)

Paris said...

Thanks Tina! KC is within driving distance so I didn't have to deal with the travel expense, thank goodness.

Melissa Keir said...

What a fun experience. I wish I could go. I'm doing a local one though for my first and who knows..maybe a bug will bite and I'll be at more! Enjoy!

Katalina Leon said...

Have a wonderful time Paris and please post some pix, so I can live vicariously through you! : )

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Paris! OOOOH, have so much fun. Several from the Plotting Princesses will be there too. Want to hear about all your fun.

Cara Marsi said...

Paris, have fun. I want a picture of your sparkly jacket. Conferences full of writers--heaven! I'd be a recluse if I lived alone--just me, the cat and my books. I went to two conferences last year. No plans to go to any this year.

Nicole Morgan said...

Ha! Great post, Paris. You had me literally LOL'g. I won't make it to any conference this year :( but in the future I'll be sure to watch for a partying hermit. :)

Molly Daniels said...

Looking forward to meeting you Paris!! I'll be there on Sat:)

Paris said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! I've been out all day, bouncing on mattresses until I found the one that was just right:)

I'll be looking for you on Saturday, Molly!

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