Monday, March 23, 2015

I’m in a Funk Now, But You Can Find Me At These Events Later

Doctor visit went fine. I just have a cold. The annoying-doesn’t-want-to-leave kind of cold. But I was given lots of drugs, of which I’m using most (one makes my stomach upset and whacks out my nerves, so I just stay away from that one. Who needs a decongestant that doesn’t make you sleepy anyway?).

Still operating at a bit of a funk, though. Hoping that doesn’t still equate to no writing. I haven’t written since last Monday and would really, REALLY like to get back to my project. Of course, I’m expecting my edits back today, too (my daughter promised!). I think I’ll be fine to get to work on those. I’m motivated to finish Blind Temptation. And not just because I want to get it published.

See… I plan on attending a few conventions and would LOVE to have the paperback there to sell and sign. And that can only happen if I get it finished in time!!!

What conventions will I be at? I’m so glad you asked!

May 12-17: Romantic Times (RT) Book Lovers Convention ( It’s held in Dallas this year and I hadn’t PLANNED on going, but my friend wanted to experience RT and I couldn’t say no, especially when she said she didn’t mind driving. I just learned last week that I’ll be giving away copies of Ghostly Liaison at the Kensington book signing event (yay!!). Last year I didn’t have any physical books to give away, so I kind of sat and watched the crowd. This year I decided to participate in the FANtastic Day party (since authors were asked if they wished to be included). I don’t have much swag to give, but hopefully I don’t need much (I’ve got my buttons, a few totes, and plenty of postcards!).

May 29-30: Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference ( In case you couldn’t tell, it’s held in Cleveland (okay, technically Strongsville) and is being run by the Northeast Ohio Romance Writers of America. I was actually e-mailed and asked if I wanted to be part of the book signing for this event. Shocked the heck out of me (they probably just knew me from the Columbus chapter, but still…). I could have just gone up for the book signing on Saturday, but decided to attend the whole convention because it looked fun.

June 4-7: Reader Author Get Together (RAGT)  ( This is held in West Chester, Ohio (by Lori Foster) on the same weekend every year and is limited to 500 participants, of which only 100 are authors. I was very happy to have gotten registered as an author before it filled up (because that happened about fifteen minutes after it opened).

If you’re in the area for ANY of these, the book signings are open to the public. Hopefully by then I won’t still be coughing! J

So… Anyone watching March Madness? Got a favorite team? I was really hoping Dayton would have made it to the Sweet 16, but they didn’t. Oh well… Guess I'll just have to root for West Virginia. Go Mountaineers!



Maria Zannini said...

Sorry you're still sick. Decongestants do me the same way. It makes me feel like a cat on a ceiling fan.

Best just to rest.

PS You're really rockin' the con circuit this year. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Yep, rockin' the circuit. And two of them weren't even planned! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

So sorry you're still sick. Get better soon!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I'm trying! I'm trying! :)

DL Hammons said...

Here's hoping you become funkless soon. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Don - Here, here! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

It's hard to write when you don't feel well. Wow, that's a persistent cold, all right! Surprised it's not flu. Hoping that means it will GO soon!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - It's a cold all right and I'll be soooooo glad when it's gone for good.