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I’ve kind of been off and on with the social networking lately. I’ve been so overwhelmed with stuff. Since I got back from the RNConvention, I’ve been flooded with FB friend requests. This is a GOOD thing. But now I’m trying to juggle Facebook, my blog, my writing, my housework, my laundry, my…my…my…. So you get the picture. The way to start this week is to get organized. I need to set aside certain times to do certain things, but leave things flexible in case something comes up. If I’m too rigid with the schedule, I’ll drive myself crazy.

So, I’ve missed visiting a lot of my friends’ blogs, and I want to apologize if you’re used to hearing from me on your blog and haven’t lately. See above…overwhelmed. But I want to remedy that. It was so much easier during the rounds when I was a ROW80 sponsor, because then I had a RESPONSIBILITY. And I don’t take that lightly. This week, I’m going to try my best to get back to blogging regularly and visiting blogs, too. I’ve been interacting a lot on FB with my RNC friends, but I don’t want to neglect my ROW80 friends. Because, you know, you guys rock. And you’ve helped me SO much. I MISS you! And I also miss my blogging friends who aren’t a part of any particular group, but are just FRIENDS. I feel so blessed to have so many friends, no matter where I found them. Isn’t the internet great?

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Most of you know what kind of ordeal I’ve been through this week with all the airport stuff. I hadn’t even thought about how I was eating, and I certainly didn’t get any exercise in. But as I got on the scale at home, I had a pleasant surprise. Here are the stats. 🙂

Stats for this week:
Beginning weight: 193
Today’s weight: 167.5
This week’s loss: 1.5 lbs.
Total loss: 25.5 lbs.

On an unrelated note…my dress for the costume ball at RNConvention in Las Vegas is almost finished. I’m supposed to go by this evening and see how everything fits and get the hems figured out. I have no idea what kind of shoes I’m going to wear, so I hope the hem will be okay. For a little teaser, this is the material for the main part of the dress.

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My books are shipping out today for the book fair at the RNConvention in Las Vegas. I’m a little freaked out because I realized I didn’t have enough copies. So I ordered more from CreateSpace. I hope they get here in time for me to ship those out, too, before the deadline. I also shipped out a raffle basket for the convention. 😦 I will be really embarrassed if no one puts their raffle tickets in for my basket. Here is a picture of what I sent. I decided to get a mini trunk rather than an actual basket.

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And here it is closed.

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My trunk has five of my print books, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a necklace and earring set like the one in my book Soul of a Vampire. So, if you were at a convention and saw this, would you put one of your raffle tickets in for this prize? There are raffle tickets in everyone’s convention bag, so everyone will have several tickets that they don’t have to buy. I hope I picked items people would want.

I’m having my costume made for the costume ball, so I hope that turns out well. I’m going with my late best friend’s mother (who is making the dress) tonight to get material and whatever else we need. I wanted something a little more elaborate, but then I would have had to bring an extra suitcase. LOL.

Now, what to wear for the party on the first night and for the RONE awards. Sigh.

One of the things I’m most nervous about is…what if I don’t sell my books? What if I sit there at the book fair, and no one buys them? 1) I will have to pay to have them shipped home. I’ve already had to pay to ship them there. 2) I will have spent a lot of money that I can’t afford on buying my books. If I don’t sell all of them, I might have to have a big sale on my website when I get back. LOL

What happens this year will determine if I go back next year. If it is profitable (book sales, new readers, learning a lot in the classes), I will. But if not, I’m not paying that much to go next year. I know it’s an investment and you have to spend money to make money. I have to be practical, though. I think I’ll be able to tell if it’s worth it or not. We shall see.

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