The waiting is …excruciating.
Christine Ashworth, in her blog post said she could spot newbies (my word) by the, “…glazed look of panic in their eyes.” I’m there, baby, I’m sooo there.
sort of packed. (check)
endless lists. (check)
some sanity left. (check)
But …I don’t have my Daphne finalist ribbon which I would love to have for the Death by Chocolate event. The glorious Canadian postal service has one day left to deliver. What do you think the odds are?
Not an easy person to live with at the moment. Kinda jumpy. Watched fireworks in the harbor from my balcony Saturday night, but not even whizzing, popping, colorful arrays of light could take my mind away from California.
So much to see, so many people to meet…so much to learn. Will I ever get my pitch right in my mind? Blah…blah…blah…blah…
I’ve been trying to write, but my word count is abysmal.
Am I rambling? Yup.
To soothe my nerves I follow the twitter about the conference (#rwa12 and #rwatips). There are great tweets out there that reassure me that I’m as crazy as every one else. Everything from packing glitter shoes, heads falling off, pathological aversions and of course courage and confidence are alluded to in the short messages. My favorite was the suggestion by Dakota Cassidy, “Poke your head under bathroom stalls and play ‘find the editor/agent/uber author’ with your friends. It’s good clean fun.'” Too funny.
Websites I found:
Lauren Dean RWA National Tips
Christine Ashworth Gearing Up…
..and so the waiting continues.