Today after waking up from a _very_ odd dream about being a vampire in high school . . .
(which is another post entirely in itself. There was no blood, there was no serious light restriction, and there was no outward sign you were a vamp besides wearing black. It was almost exactly like my real highschool experience. Ha, ha. What’s the point of being a vampire if you are ordinary? )
. . . I’m prepping for ARCANA this weekend. I’m heading out a little early to do a signing at DreamHaven on Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30, so bring your books! There will likely not be a whole lot of people there, so I may be able to dispense with my policy of personalize-two, sign-the-rest, and just personalize all of them if you like. Going to have to play that by ear, though, and no promises until I get there and see what’s what. I’ll sign the Dawn books, too.
Mud asked if I had a schedule. I don’t have a full schedule, but I have some idea of where I’ll be.
Opening ceremonies on Friday, 7:30 to 8:25 where I’ll be interviewed.
Reading/ autographing Saturday 4:00 to 5:15
Auction on Saturday 8:00 to 11:00, where I’ll be donating several things, a signed, limited edition mug among them.
Closing ceremonies on Sunday 4:00- 4:15
I’ll also be at a couple of panels and probably sneak down and watch a couple of movies.
So what does prepping mean for me? Charge up camera and phone, assemble the freebies that I give away at signings, check out my signing clothes and be sure I can still fit in them. Polish my boots. Mess with my hair a good four hours (I got it cut. I’m trying to go short hair again. Can you imagine?!! And I don’t know why I’m messing with it–it’s raining. It’s not going to hold a curl.) Go to the grocery store with my mom who is watching the puppies, the house, and Thing-Two (likely in that order) Talk to NY to make sure they know I’m out of the office, my cell is on, and that my email might be slow. Continue my Echinacea tea to prep for the airplane. Go to the bank. Pick up my last framed Princess Book covers from the framing place. Wow. I think that’s it. Oh yeah. Do my nails. (rolls eyes) Put stuff in the suitcase. Must not forget that.
Hey! I can do this! And when I get back, I’ll have the info ready about my annual Halloween Costume Contest! Whoo-hoo! I can’t wait! –Kim