Road Tripping to RWA
This week, I decided to throw caution to the wind and drive down to Anaheim to attend the RWA Literacy Signing event. I say this like it's a big deal because it's a 5-6 hour drive for me and I decided to do it alone. O.O Alone. Me, in a car, for 6 hours. ALONE.
For those that don't know, I am a HUGE Disney fan. I used to trek to Disneyland twice a year with my sisters so being so close but not going in was a little like torture for me. However, the ginormous author event did help ease the sting of my broken heart. I consoled myself with a pretty groovy picture of the giant hat that sits right outside of the entrance to the Disneyland Hotel, so... there's that. The giant cookie helped, too.
The event itself was massive. A ballroom full of authors. AUTHORS! SO MANY AUTHORS! Since I was on my own, I didn't take any pictures of myself with the authors (SO MANY AUTHORS!) but I did get to put several faces to names and BUY BOOKS!
I had a really fabulous time both talking to the people around me as I waited in line to get in and talking to the authors. I won a gift basket. I showed Nalini Singh a picture of my all Nalini shelf in my bookcase. I didn't even mind the long drive home alone. Overall, it was great fun and I'm so glad I did it!
(And, yes, the Nieceling totally photobombed my middle picture. What a punk!)