Monday, April 23, 2012

Pictures and Other Stuff

It was a cold, cold weekend! And, of course, we had tickets to the Dragons (Class A team for the Cincinnati Reds) for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Needless to say, we all wore our winter coats. Forty degree weather and baseball really don't go together well.

And while it was cold, at least the weekend was also productive. I've passed the half-way point in editing Ghostly Liaison, so that makes me happy. I'm really surprising myself at how well my first draft has gone. I haven't found too many places where I screwed up – shocker! I just hope people like the story. I'll find out soon enough, I guess.

I had promised some pictures from RT and here they are. I didn't take all that many. Most of my pictures are of JR Ward (I really enjoyed her panel) and the lines I stood in (JR Ward and the Book Fair). Exciting, huh?

This picture above (if you click on it, it should get bigger) was taken at the Samhain western party. I got lucky and won two books here. Maybe one day I'll actually read them (when you come away from a convention with 34 books, and you haven't finished the 52 books you got from the one two years earlier, well, you do the math!).

Here's the line for the JR Ward panel. I was kind of in the middle. If they were smart, they would have put her into an bigger room (or at least a room where a line didn't create traffic problems!).

This was from the JR Ward panel. Yep, she has a body guard! The other woman up there was the other author, but I don't read her work, so I don't remember her name. Bad me, I know!

The picture above was inside the Book Fair. I beleive there were 16 rows of tables. Lots of authors and lots of people there wanting books and autographs.

And lastly, my picture with JR Ward. She signed my daughter's book.

I had fun and I may go back next year instead of attending RWA Nationals. I have time to decide, though.

So, what do you all think of the changes Blogger made? I'm not so sure I like them. Besides, what was wrong with the way it was before? I knew where everything was. And that calendar? Who makes a calendar Mon-Sun? I mean, really!! Can you tell I'm a person who doesn't like change all that much? This from a person who was used to the military moving her whenever! Oh well...

Have a good Monday!


Maria Zannini said...

A bodyguard?! Well, aren't we special.

I wonder why she feels she needs one.

If I needed a bodyguard for an event, I think I just wouldn't go.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria, I guess she has a stalker (at least that's what I heard), but she was also there with her mother, so I can't imagine it was all that dangerous for her. Fans can get kind of weird though, don't you think?

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - Just got back to blogging today and ran into the "new" Blogger. What a mess. Nothing is where I expect it to be. I'm right with you on them leaving things alone.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - nice to know it's not just me, because I really hate change so I'm never totally sure! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Wow, RT looks like it was fantastic! I'll have to go sometime. And you got to meet JR Ward, how cool is that?

As for Blogger, it looks the same on this end, but if you don't like it, you might want to try Wordpress?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I don't think so! :)