Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's Up Next?

When I read about these authors who are on book tours traveling from city to city, state to state, I feel like a piker.

I have been out of the state this year, New Orleans to be exact, to attend Epicon. The flying and changing planes and airlines about did us in. Never again. In fact it changed my mind about going to some out of state cons that require too many airplane changes. We're getting to old to do all that hustling and bustling to get to one place from another while hauling our carry-ons.

I've done plenty in other places in California: author workshop in Morro Bay, author panel in Clovis, joint author signing in Morro Bay, book store signing in Porterville, a library author signing in Visalia, craft fairs in Oxnard and Fresno.

Blogs, Facebook and Twitter have kept me busy too.

Next up is Mayhem in the Midlands in Omaha. We've been to everyone of these except the very first one. This one is special, I'm on a panel, moderating a panel, and doing an author chat with two other authors. But better yet, we love Omaha. The hotel is right across the street from the Old Marketplace which is full of quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. My husband loves the hotel because it serves a free full breakfast every a.m. and you have the chef make an omelet with everyone you want in it. I love the conference because we've made so many friends who come every year just as we do--and many of them are fans.

Going to Mayhem is a bit like going to a family reunion. So we'll suffer through getting up at 2:30 a.m. so we can get to the airport in Bakersfield an hour before the plane takes off at 6 a.m. Our itinerary keeps changing so don't know if we're flying to Denver then Omaha, or perhaps to San Francisco or LAX first. Doesn't matter, we'll find out.

Now I have to decide what clothes to take--you never know what the weather is going to be like there. I'll wait until Monday and then check the weather for Omaha online. We're roasted and we've frozen over the years.

July and August are pretty open. If I don't fill up my calendar, maybe I can get the book done I'm working on.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

3 comments:

MissV said...

Seems like you are really busy! My favorite hotel does the same thing...I bet it's the same chain! I've never been to Omaha, but I like the sound of those little shops (so bored with malls these days, same ol' same ol'...yawn)

Have fun!

Trudi Cadenbach said...

It is Hot and HUMID in Omaha this weekend, we are here for Jeff's 34th birthday..hard to believe that your grandson is that old..makes me really old. We are going to the air and space museum today, and wishing we had been able to come down when you are here, but Jeff was not able to get off those days. I might be able to do the quick detour with Chandler when I return him to Jeff in kearney next weekend. We are right over by the Quest center today, and the little ones are swimming..Enjoy your stay in Omaha

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Trudi, I'd love to see Jeff, probably wouldn't recognize him.

Can't believe it's going to be warm in Omaha while we're there, it is really cold here.

Marilyn