I’m prepping to head to the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Kansas City next month. Yes, I have to start this far ahead of time. I know my fellow Diamonds will snicker when they read this, but I’m not really the most outgoing person in a crowd.
They’re laughing because they know that once I get comfortable, there’s no shutting me up. You see, I can be a bit of a ham…around people I know. But in a group of people I’m unfamiliar with, I tend to clam up.
I did RWA a few years ago. I knew exactly three people who were attending, and one of them was my roomie. The experience was more than a little intimidating. RT is huge, and from what I hear, more of a circus than RWA. A part of me looks forward to a wild and wooly week. Another part dreads it.
When things get big, I tend to go small. Not the best plan of action when you’re an unknown author trying to nab a couple of people’s attention. I’ll be fully armed with author-y stuff to hand out, but that probably won’t be enough to coax me out of my foxhole. So if you’re going to Kansas City next month and you see me skulking along the halls hugging the walls, take pity on a girl and say hello. Okay?