But I did get a ton of books! Yes!!! *fist bumps* There are some really amazing authors and readers and publishers and book industry people. I met Bob Mayer, Sylvia Day and Cherry Adair.
The best moment of all was meeting Facebook friends. I met the lovely Kacey Hammell, who has been a guest on my blog and will be appearing again during the birthday bash. I also met Kallypso Masters, Fiona Archer. Babette James, Jillian Chantal and many others. I'll try to get pics posted, but I'm too tired and lazy right now to grab the cord to my phone and plug it into my laptop. *sigh*
I will admit being visually impaired and navigating through a large hotel with close to a thousand people with bags and easels and tables and construction has me in hiding at the moment. One thing I learned is I CAN go somewhere by myself. However, it would've been nice to have a buddy there just for me. Oh, I asked for help and received it. And I will go to another conference in the future, but I'm bringing a friend, a sister. a son. Someone who won't mind shoving...er guiding me through crowds or grabbing me a plate from the buffet. Stuff like that.
I learned lots and hope to put what I've learned in some of my WIPs. I'm really glad I came to Chicago. The city is amazing. RT is wonderful. Even as I write this post (Friday evening) I'm thinking about the FAN-tastic Party tomorrow (Saturday evening). I will have swag on me. Post cards, sewing kits, and ink pens. But just come say hi.
Speaking to the readers and hearing what they like and don't like has been the best thing I've ever done. I love hearing what readers think.
And don't forget the 14 Days of Giveaways beginning on April 17, 2012 beginning at 12:01am.
Until next time Indulge Your Inner Romantic.