Monday, July 31, 2017

Getting Ready for Another Convention

I leave for the Rust City Book Con on Thursday. And you’d think I’d be ready, wouldn’t you? But I’m not.

Not even close.

I want to donate a series of books I own (for the raffle), but I have to finish reading the last one before I can do that. And then figure out how I want to give them away. Wrap them up in cellophane? Put them in a box (which would require finding a box that would fit AND display them)? Or maybe stick them in one of the numerous bags I’ve gotten from other conventions? Decisions, decisions.

I’m on a couple of panels and one of them might require some work ahead of time (still trying to get that confirmed). And if I do have to do some work, well, then, I’m gonna have to figure out what to work on.

I plan on giving away some frame-style key chains I bought from Oriental Trading. They’re really cool. I thought they’d look awesome with my covers. All I have to do is print out copies of my covers and insert them. Easy peasy, right? Only thing is, I needed a paper cutter, photo paper, labels (to stick on the back of the photo with my website), and ink for the printer. At least I bought all those on Friday. I had planned to print the covers, cut them out, and insert them yesterday, but did I? Nope. I decided to read the book instead (which I still haven’t finished).

Why or why do I wait until the last minute to do everything? I think my characters are toying with me, too. They know I’m busy, but now they’re talking. No fair!!!

So… Do you tend to “plan” for stuff, but then wait until the last minute to do it? At least I planned, though. Right? That’s gotta be better than flying blind. J

Happy Monday!




Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It will all come together! Deep breaths.
I know I procrastinate so I tend to do things way ahead of time. Then I can slouch off at the end not the beginning. I call it ambitiously lazy.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - I do tend to write my newsletter way ahead of time, which I guess is a good thing this time or I wouldn't have had anything to send out today. :P

Maria Zannini said...

Yikes! I hope you can get it all done before deadline. Time to call some friends over to help with swag.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Since I plan to only make 72 key chains, it shouldn't take that long. I hope. Find out tonight when I start. :)

JeffO said...

What a great idea, Stacy. I hope you get it all done. And I'm definitely not a planner, and when I do plan, I usually wait until the last minute, anyway.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Got the key chains finished tonight. They look pretty neat! I even finished reading the book. I may actually be ready after all!! :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I'm a planner, though like you, some things still get put off until I'm up against a deadline. Anymore, I try to avoid those. Have fun at the con!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I'll do my best to have fun. This is a small one (around 40 authors), so not too stressful. Plus, I'm going with a friend. That helps. :)