So… wow… I had a roller coaster of a week last week and I’m still on the ride. Maybe by the time I blog again two weeks from now, I’ll be able to talk about it.
In the meantime, I’m heading off to the RT Convention tomorrow. As seems to be the usual when flying east, my flight leaves at the butt-crack of dawn and so I really should have all my stuff together in a suitcase. To say I’m behind on that task would be a total understatement. I still haven’t taken out all the stuff from my last trip a couple weeks ago! In fact, my brain is so looped from the roller coaster that I haven’t even gotten into travel mode yet. When I think about being away from home tomorrow, it doesn’t compute.
But once I get on the plane, it’ll kick in and I’ll get excited. It’ll be good to shift my mind into a different gear. It’ll be better than good.
My very first RT Convention was in Daytona in 2006 and I haven’t missed one since. I love the opportunity to hang out at length with writer and reader friends, and to meet those I’ve chatted with online. I get excited seeing the books and series that are coming soon, catching up on industry gossip, hearing about new programs and marketing ideas, and tons more. I’m especially looking forward to having lunch with the MSW gals! It’s been a while since we were last together and we have a backlog of things to celebrate. These gals are so accomplished. I’m proud to know them.
I’m happily back to watching Game of Thrones and The Borgias, although I do wish their seasons were staggered. (Same with Dexter and Boardwalk Empire sharing the same season schedule–why can’t they spread out the goodness throughout the year?) Anyway, something the two series share is the power of family. Although the families are all dysfunctional in one way or another (I think the Starks are less so than the others), they all manage to pull their craziness together to achieve a common goal, whatever it may be. Are you watching either show?
Who are your favorite fictional crazy or dysfunctional families/characters? For me, I love the Addams family and their joyous embracing of the weird. Dexter and his Dark Passenger hold a special place in my heart. Nix makes me laugh.
I’ll pick three commenters to win their choice of a Nook or Kindle copy of Bared to You. Happy Monday! I hope I’ll see you in Chicago.