Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nobody told me the Romantic Times Con would be stressful!

Getting ready for RT...nobody told me it would be this much work! Partial To-do list (and I'm leaving in two days and don't have squat done cuz I'm the Master Procrastinator):

1.  Buy clothes. I hate to shop. I know, shopping should be hardwired into my female DNA but I can tell you this is a recessive gene passed down from my mother. Not one gal in the fam enjoys the task. 

2. Buy swag to give away. Postcards for signings? Check. Author banner for my booksigning table? Check. Business cards? Check. In major hock to VistaPrint? Check, check.

3. Pack all the crap I'm dragging from the right coast to the left coast.  Are you serious? See master procrastinator comment above. 'Nuff said. 

4. Plan on having a good time. Yeah. I got that part covered.


  1. you go, figure out all the awesome RT tricks...and be ready to tell us allll about it :) Have a great time!!

  2. I am SO with you on this one, Valerie. I FINALLY finished the clothes shopping but now I'm at the "second-guessing does this make my butt look THAT FREAKIN' WIDE" stage and the ever popular "do I look proffessional or do I look like I don't crawl out of my cave much". *sigh* I wonder. If I wore hubby's camo gear, would I just safely "blend in" with the strategically placed plants?

  3. Val, I am totally Number 2 and 4. Getting tax stuff prepared. Vistaprint owns me! lol SO ready for Number 4! :D Deep breathes and a shot of something strong oughta work...;-)

  4. Well, no packing here except daily to go down to the con. And I bought the few clothes I intend to...they probably all make my butt look wide sigh. And I am not doing costumes per se but I think I've thrown together look appropriate for the occasion outfits, like I do at the Ren Faire, well, mostly. But I have so much to do to get ready for guests arriving, becuse I don't want them to realize they are staying with an author editor who didn't notice until now that the dust bunnies have climbed up on the couch and are giving her story ideas!

  5. I know what it was like last year when I went to the Lori Foster Get Together and I had three huge AWH baskets to tote there with me plus two teenagers attending with me. Thought I'd go loopdey loop, lol.

  6. I finished LOL. Last required load of laundry is in the washer, I take off in about 40 hours.

    It's crazy how much prep goes into these cons. Just remember to have a great time. Can't wait to see you there!!!!

    LOL word verification: unicky (so apparently RT will not be icky, which is good to know :P)

  7. I just bought a lot of money in chocolate and had to go buy more clothes today. Blah! I will trade you packing duty. LOL!

    See you in a few days, girlie!



    I'm here, my room looks like a tornado hit it and so far...haven't forgotten anything. Damn, I should have said that...