Wednesday, September 28, 2011
More Romanticon Stuff from Elece
You may know Allie Standifer as Allie Standifer. I do, too, but I also know her as BAPS (Beauteousness of All things Pink and Sparkly). I have never met The Royal Sparkly Princess, and seriously, this lady in waiting is giddy to do so. I may actually bow down before her, but I draw the line at kissing feet, even pretty ones with shiny toe rings.
I don’t remember exactly the first time our paths crossed. I do however remember the first time she called me out, here on this very blog, and then again here, even on Facebook. I’ll admit, embarrassment was my initial reaction then honestly, I felt a little honored. As cheesy as that may sound, I couldn’t believe she not only remembered my name (and spelled it right), but knew enough about me to even call me out on what she did (if that was unintentional, Allie, don’t tell me and take my thunder!!).
I’m going to backtrack here for a moment. I joined the Romanticon and EC loop, and then some time later, the TWW loop. More recently, I joined the RHB loop. I have met some of the nicest women since the day I dipped my toes into the writing world. I was overwhelmed at the warm welcomes and open arms, and that’s without having met one of them in person. Needless to say, the fact I will be meeting these special ladies face to face in a few days is amazing. Oh, who am I kidding, I’m nervous as hell! I am actually a very shy person. I am! All of you stop laughing at me!!
All I know is that the months, weeks, and now days leading up to Romanticon have collectively been one of the best journeys in my life. To date, I have made friends I know I’ll have for a lifetime. Everything about these months is new to me, and stepping out of my comfort zone to attend Romanticon will be a life-altering event.
FYI...for any of you who read yesterday’s blog, depending on what time you’re reading this, I’m either frantically packing, prancing toward a plane, trying my damnedest not to puke my ever-lovin’ brains out, riding in my limo, or safe and sound at the hotel in Akron with a stiff drink in hand and a shit-eating grin!!!