Well kids, it’s that time of year again. Time for my daily posts leading up to MystiCon 2012 in Roanoke, VA. I’m so excited this year, as I’ve learned so much and grown so much as an author. I’ll be seeing old friends and making new ones. This Con is also close to my heart because my family is from the area and it’s a chance to reconnect with some of my best childhood memories. If I disappear during the day (as most of my panels are at night this time), I can probably be seen going to some old stomping grounds and snapping photos.
Last year this time, I was so nervous at the prospect of doing my first panel. Would I say the right thing? Would people wonder what the hell I was doing there? I mean, at that point I had only published one eBook. Who was I to speak about writing? And then, apparently by Divine Intervention, the first person I met was Bethany Halle. I had agreed to be a guest on her podcast and I was so damn nervous. But she immediately put me at ease and after a few minutes, it was like I’d been doing this forever. I realized that I wasn’t going to make an absolute fool of myself. I’ve never forgotten Bethany’s generosity that night. Since then we’ve attended other Cons together and become fast friends.
This year I’m not so much nervous as excited. And it’s a great feeling! There are many
things I’m looking forward to: my first adventure in moderating (considering I never do anything in moderation…), meeting Sherrilyn Kenyon (I’m such a fan!), dancing my curvaceous Southern ass off at the Bella Morte show, the road trip up (PLAYLIST!)– but most of all, seeing friends I rarely get to be with.
And of course, assaulting new ones….