Monday, February 21, 2011

New York City Bound

"Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along." ~ Hugh Allen

I’m getting excited about New York in June. I know I have a while to wait, but I can’t help it. I'm arriving in the Big Apple on Saturday before conference starts to spend a little time exploring the city with my two RWAC cohorts, Lilly Cain and our chapter prez, Annette Gallant. I’ve never been to NYC before, so while this is a work trip, it’s also a pleasure trip as well.

I love that we’re staying in the middle of the action. It’s a great central point. I plan on doing a little shopping, a whole lot of sightseeing, and a general wandering around. I’d love to take a run through Central Park too, though I have no idea how close the park is to our hotel. Time to break out the map.

The other thing I’m happy about is that I made the goal of going to the New York conference as a
published author. Check and done. By the time conference rolls around, THE OUTLAW BRIDE will have been on the electronic shelves for two months. Where I don’t have a print book to allow me to do the literary signing, etc, I will have to get a little inventive on what promo materials to take with me to help get my name / book out there.

Would walking through the lobby of the hotel with a bullhorn be too much do you think? Perhaps so. A more subtle approach then.

Just as an aside, while I am typing this, my dog has his nose jammed under the register and is snorting up a storm. I don’t know what he thinks he’s going to find there other than a dust bunny or three…

Meanwhile, back in the everyday, this will be a busy week. My partial of Salvation Falls sent to Harlequin over a year ago, seems to have fallen through the cracks somewhere. So I need to resend it to the editor. I’m doing one final read through and then off it goes. Wish me luck.

I will be attending the
Neptune Theatre this week to see The Beauty Queen of Leenane. My friend Julia Smith hooked me up with the theatre’s Word of Mouth evening. I was given two tickets to see the show, then will blog afterwards to promote it, hence the Word of Mouth. Or blog as it were. So stay tuned for next week’s blog to hear all about my night at the theatre and a recap on what went on this week.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go dislodge my dog’s nose from the register.

12 comments:

Donna Alward said...

I'm arriving on the Sunday and really looking forward to it too, Kelly!

Pamela Callow said...

I hope I can come with you guys! But if not, I'm looking forward to my own trip the following week for Thrillerfest. Have been having fun watching Selling New York to get into an Empire State of Mind! :) You would probable love the show, Kelly!

And congrats on achieving such a difficult goal by going there as a newly-published author!
Pam

Julia Smith said...

I think the bullhorn could work - it's New York, after all.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Good luck with Salvation Falls, Kelly! Looking forward to New York as well.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oooh. Have fun in New York City! I've never been, either, but hope to visit someday.

Jennie Marsland said...

Have fun, guys! and maybe you could go with a small bullhorn. Take lots of pics!

Brian said...

Hey, I'd love to buy you a celebratory drink if you're there June 12-17. Congrats on the book!

Kelly said...

While I hate to pass up a free drink, Brian - our times will unfortunately not overlap. I'm there the very last week of June. But thanks on the congrats!

Michelle Helliwell said...

Hope you guys have a great time! I agree with Julia - it's New York, anything goes. Bring the bullhorn.

Maxx said...

Or you could go the 'Naked Cowboy' route. That would certainly garner lots of attention.

Tara MacQueen said...

Make sure you grab a slice of local pizza (not the 99cent kind) to enjoy New York's great food... :-)

Bonnie Staring said...

So glad you're going to Nationals! Whoo hoo! I'll be arriving Saturday too -- love the city -- I'd be happy to escort you to Macy's. That'll be my first stop!