Do yo know what that means? I will not be blogging until next tues or wed! I will pause to give you all a chance to boo at my extended absence and wonder how in the world you will get along without me and my brilliant rantings for 5 long days.
Are you done?
Seriously, I leave Thursday am and have no idea what to expect when I get there.
I am rooming with Kimberly Derting (other alias: Road to Publication, author of Body Finder) and I have never met her in person. Just on our blogs. A little scary right? I totally think we will have a blast. She is hilarious and I like to laugh.
I just hope she doesn't mind that I sleep in my BIRTHDAY SUIT
(Just kidding Kimberly!!!! ha! I thought that might get your attention!)
Seriously, I'm very excited to go, but petrified at the same time.
I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Can't wait to learn and absorb some more writing energy. Take in some editor and agent brilliance. I think my writing energy gage is just about on Empty as we speak.
Now about the petrified part.
For starters, I have never been away from my kids for more than a day or two. What if something happens to me? What if I miss something? Wht if they can;t go to sleep at night b/c I am not hear to sing their lullabys (you would understand how tramatic this could be if you had heard my hubby sing! IN fact, we have a no singing rule in our house just for him. Sorry honey! :)
Now, for the other petrying part.
How do I feel about meeting my blogger friends - which category do they fit in? Excited or Petrified?
The other night, I watched Dating in the Dark (the degrees of shallowness are amazing to me) and felt like that is what I am heading into with my blogger buddies. Some of us have been conversing for about a year now and I have never met them in person. Unless you count me talking to the 1x1 photo in the upper left hand corner.
I've shared some of my deepest fears and best moments on my blog. I have read some very intimate posts from some of you. I have laughed and cried and screamed with many of my BBF (blogger buddies forever) over the last several months.
But the lights have been off.
But now, they come on. No more mystery, no more hiding. It's all out there. Now these people will meet me and see that yes I am this crazy in person. No it is not an act for my blog. We will graduate from little photo, the daily rantings, and funny comments -to the real world.
What if I am not as funny?
What if I am not as cool?
What if they don't like my shoes?
What if I am not what they thought?
What if they don't like me?
What if I don't know what to say?
What if I don't recognize someone from their artsy photo but they recognize me from me boring one?
What if I don't know who they are because they're blog name is not on their name tag?
What if at the end of it, I am left standing on the balcony waiting for them to come out and say - "yes we want to keep blogging with you!"
What if I come back to 0 followers, no one to tweet with, 0 comments??
What if I come back and hear nothing but....cricket cricket!
So I am off to LA to flip that switch and see if I pass the blogger-in-person test.
Wish me luck!
So have a great weekend. I'll be taking great notes and will post them next week.
I'm going in! See you on the other side!
Let's just hope I don't come back a dumped and single blogger who only rants about stuff everyone decides they don't want to hear.