If you've followed me for any length of time you know I have a complicated relationship with travel.
On the one hand, I love visiting new places, filling my brain with new sights and sounds and smells--having the opportunity to finally meet friends who live in far off places. Travel is one of the best things you can do for your writer self.
On the other hand, I get homesick. I miss my dogs and the SO. My flights are always--okay, frequently--delayed or cancelled, my luggage is inevitably lost, and I am always the person with the screaming child behind them or the sniffly and talkative weirdo beside them.
AND YET I KEEP SIGNING ON FOR TRIPS.
And I have done it again. I've agreed to appear at Salon du Livres this year in Paris.
LB Gregg and I are traveling together this time (so it will be a little better--what I hate most of all is traveling ALONE) and we are going to stay in the hotel I used for I Buried a Witch (I won't give the name, you'll have to guess which hotel I was talking about) so I'm really, really looking forward to all of that. I'll be hooking up with some of my Goodreads gang! That's going to be so fun.
And I've never been to France, although I am part French (my peoples are from the Alsace-Lorraine region), so that's exciting.
As you can see, I'm thrilled--and terrified.
Also I'm really worried about our newest little family member Spenser, because the SO is, well, he's not the mothering type. Let's put it that way. My littlest baby could be floating in the pool and the SO probably wouldn't notice for a day or two. :-(
(Dark thoughts for a bright and sunny morning.)
I am going to Paris and that is exciting. CAN U SEE MY EXCITEMENT??? In the meantime I have a book to finish, a book to start, and a nervous breakdown to schedule in between. ;-)
If by some rare chance you will ALSO be in Paris the week of Salon du Livres, my signing schedule is as follows...
Friday March 20 : 3h30-4h25pm
Saturday March 21 : 1h30-2h25pm
Sunday March 22 : 10h30-11h25 am
Stop by and say bonjour!