Like many of the Naughty Author Chicks, I'm leaving for Romanticon 2010 later in the week. Romanticon is the annual Ellora's Cave convention celebrating EC readers and writers alike. This year it also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Ellora's Cave. I have my costume ready for the roaring 20's theme night (going as a gangster moll) and my promo doodads all lined up for packing. Now if only I can get through the hundreds of other non-writing related to do items to ensure my children will still be alive when I return.
I sometimes wonder whether the stress of preparing for a trip is worth the fun of the excursion. Nah, this one will be worth it once I settle down in my airplane seat on Thursday, my mundane household responsibilities almost forgotten. But I thought I'd take care of some business, of various importance, on the blog before I go.
The first is the most important. Below is the graphic linked to a project begun by Dan Savage which I read about in his Savage Love column from September 23rd. He launched a channel on YouTube in response to a series of teen suicides among the gay population. He calls it the It Gets Better project and it consists of videos submitted by other gay folk to give teens hope that their lives will get better and that the future can have positives in store for them. Please check it out.
And now because, thankfully, life cannot and is not all about intense crucial emotional topics (or we'd all have nervous breakdowns), the next bit of business is shouting out the word about Night Owl Review's fantastic Full Moon Web Hunt in which I'm taking part all of October. Prizes. Prizes. Prizes. Did I mention there were prizes? So click on over at the link and check it out. These are the small fun things that break up the drama of real life. And we all have enough drama, don't you think?
So that's all folks. I'll post selected pictures from Romanticon along with others of us when it's my turn next on the blog. Stay tuned for stories of any particularly exciting illicit adventures from the convention.
Be good, but not too good.