clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I'm So Confused

The grand Bouchercon has begun out on the West Coast.

I'm a little envious as I wanted to go - book in hand. Of course, I'm at home at the desk crafting said book. Actually, three downrange from said book. Hey, this one has a chance.

So, I look at the schedule and events and all the fun authors doing fun author stuff. I walk the foxhound in the snow while thinking about the scene I'm not writing tonight.

I return to look at the events again. I find the following:

"Author Speed Dating Hosted by Smith & Wesson 
Enjoy a continental breakfast along with tableside pitches from as many as 50 authors. Promenade 104 A-B-C"

I don't understand who is spending time with whom. I suspect the readers are being pitched by authors on their newest editions. I think. I really don't know.

I do love breakfast. Being pitched or pitching over breakfast? Not my ... giant pile of waffles. 

I can't figure out one event. I think I'm not quite right for Bouchercon. I'd need a guide. 

I'd also need the will to introduce myself to strangers. 

Better perhaps to stay in the library tonight.

Waffles. Waffles! 

Maybe I'll write through until breakfast.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh gosh, Malice Domestic conference had that, too (haven't been there for 5 years, but they had it at the time). I was too shy to participate, but I enjoyed the breakfast and pretended to be a reader. :) I was called out, though, by two of the authors while doing their pitches. But it looked really stressful to me and I wasn't sorry I only ate the breakfast. I ended up with lots of bookmarks...

Hope the writing went well last night!

jack welling said...

Called out?! Those dogs!

Bookmarks. Hmmm.

I'm leaning towards book cover postcards. I miss postcards.