Romance Novel Convention only a week away!
With the Romance Novel Convention (RNC) only being a week away, and with my new Book Convention Romance series having just been published, it has been chaotic. I bought a full page ad in the RNC booklet since I don't know that I will have enough swag to put in everyone's RNC guest bag and I think it might be too late/too expensive to get more ordered. I'm also in the process of creating a vertical banner for the series to be displayed in the convention hall. I'm no great Photoshop user, but I think the one I created will do.
I have everything that I plan on wearing for the week already picked out. I decided to go as Agent Scully from the X-files to the costume ball since I have a gray suit, red hair, and shockingly enough a Agent Scully badge (I might be an X-Files fan). The costume--I found out after I decided on it--doesn't really go with the theme (library/favorite book characters), but that's what happens when they post the theme after I've already chosen my costume. It should be fine though because I do happen to have a couple of X-Files books in my library (see I told you I was a fan). However, I wish I would have known the theme so I could have gone as Jane Austen, or the Vampire Lestat, or Anita Blake. Or maybe I would have gone as my absolute favorite book character in the world, Mercy Thompson. For those of you who like paranormal fiction and haven't read the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs do, it's amazing!
Now I am in the waiting process while the Book Convention Romance series uploads into KOBO. After that I can start working on promoting the series since it will then be in every digital venue.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there and more importantly I'm looking forward to whoever or whatever will be my next romance/erotica series inspiration. It was around this time last year--before the last RNC (and my first ever book convention)--that I came up with the idea for the Book Convention Romance series. Some of it was based on my preconceived expectations and some of it was based on my book convention fantasy. As it turned out the RNC, and the people there, were so much more than I gave them credit for. Sadly enough, however, my fantasies didn't come to life. But I guess that's the best part of writing fiction--I get to be the character!