Conventions

Baby, I’m A Star!

Well, no…not really.

I watched my 45-minute video interview. It came out pretty good. I mean, there were no “ahs”, “ums” or “uhhs.” But I did notice that I have a tendency to close my eyes when I talk. I didn’t know that. I asked a friend, who had not seen the interview, and he confirmed that it’s a tic of mine. So I need to practice keeping my eyes open when I talk. Of course, that’s assuming there will be other interviews and speaking gigs after this one. I sure hope so. I’ve made quite an investment in this venture, and I’d really like to see a return, at least of SOME sort.

So I’ve received some more nice reviews on The Moreva of Astoreth. Right now, the book is running at a solid 4-star. Not bad, I don’t think. Though I would like some more 5s, push the rating up a bit. But I can be happy with what I have. A few reviewers said the book could have benefited from more editing, and they’re probably right, since I edited it myself. Normally, I wouldn’t have done such a thing, but I’d just lost my job, and though I had the cash, I wasn’t sure I had the money. But then, other reviewers wrote that it was superbly edited. So whether its great or not is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.

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Back From Arisia

You know what I like about cons? The energy. It fairly crackles through the air, stimulating even my lethargic butt.

Arisia IMO, is one of the more crackly ones I’ve attended,  though I can’t say I’ve attended them all. At any rate, I went to a number of great panels. In the dealer’s room, the Broads sold a lot of books on behalf of their fellow Broads (yay!) Went to a launch party for an anthology called UnCONventional, 22 short  stories about what goes on behind the scenes at a con (and it’s not about ops!)

A funny aside: I was trying to find a particular room and ended up in the Boston Convention Center which is connected to the hotel. Once I got my bearings, I left the Center with two guys, one obviously a security guard and the other I’m not sure, but when we reached the hotel, one said to the other: “This is some party–I think I’ll stay.”

So that’s all for now, will report in on The Underground later!

Arisia!

Just bought my train tickets to Boston for Arisia. I’ll only be on one panel–the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading–but I’ll be womanning the BU table, too! So stop by, browse, chat and buy a book! 🙂

Arisia!

Back from Arisia! My reading went well, and the other women who participated in the RFR were awesome! Here’s to next year!