I am heading out to San Francisco tomorrow morning for the RWA conference. I am leaving a couple of days early to get in some sightseeing…look for special posts starting tomorrow including a special giveaway…
I’ll be sure to post more about my trip when I get back.
Right now I am a bundle of nerves and it has nothing to do with the traveling. I am a really shy person and lack self-confidence so heading out into the great unknown is a big deal for me. This is especially a big deal for me because it is romance authors…people whose books I have loved for years and people have chatted with online, but never met.
I have all these fears running through my head, “What if no one likes me?” “What if they don’t talk to me?” “What if I don’t talk to them?” “What if I embarrass myself?” “What if…” I could go on and on, but I’ll stop there.
I once had an author tell me that I must be a hoot in person. I replied back, “I am so much funnier online.” And it is true…chatting and talking online to someone is so much easier for me than talking in person. There’s no delete key in real live conversations. 🙂
I am going to do my best to set my fears and doubts aside and just have a good time…so we will see. It won’t be easy, but I hope I come away from this trip with some new friends and as well as knowledge. And hopefully, I will be able to let all of these great authors know how much their books mean to me without completely embarrassing myself.