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  • August 4th, 2009 | 11:04 PM
VCFA in the Lone Star State

Okay, I may not be heading to SCBWI but I am, in October, going to the VCFA event in the Lone Star State.

Anyone else going?

I am registered and now entering the "how do I decide which hotel to stay at" phase. This phase is soon to be followed by the "ohmygosh how am I going to get from point A to point B and everywhere else phase" which is also known as the typical (for me) transportation panic phase. Other phases soon to follow will include the "what if I have forgotten how to do the chit chat in person networking phase," the "everyone will be younger or skinnier or more talented than I am phase" and then of course the "is it too late to change my mind and cancel phase." Oh, and let's not forget the "I have nothing to wear phase" which I'm sure I will pass through several times.

I kid you not.

Yes, I am an introverted wimp but I am really going to try and break out at least a little bit.

I think I am going to go a day early on the chance that I can have some time to meet some local friends. So if you live in the area, please let me know because otherwise I will go early and then sit in my hotel room playing the stupid bubble game on my phone until the battery dies.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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August 5th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
No stupid bubble games!
You crack me up. Partly because this sounds so familiar. Lord do I fret like this...
Listen, send me an email about when the actual conference starts and such and we can set our date. That way you'll have something to work around. Are you staying in Austin or Round Rock? If Round Rock, we need to at least get you down into town for a look-see...
August 5th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re: No stupid bubble games!
I will send you an email. I truly don't know where to stay, if one is better than the other. Sigh.
August 5th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Hey, you're not a wimp! Do you suppose extroverted people call themselves wimps when they can't be alone for a mere few hours without calling someone on the phone? :)
August 5th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
You worry too much !! You worry more than me and that is saying something. All those things you mentioned are perfectly logical things to worry about but totally unnecessary. I forget now what it is you said you were doing but you will excel in whatever it is, You don't give yourself enough credit. You have already achieved more than most people ever will in their life time so just enjoy yourself and let everything else look after itself which it ultimately will. Good Luck anyway bu7t I am sure you are not going to need it!!

- Anne McKenna
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