Sunday, March 13, 2011
SXSW - An After-Action Report!
Yes, I survived social interaction! #shockingIknow
I mean, there were only three or four times that I felt like running away from a group of people, screaming with my hands over my hear. That must be some kind of record (and for those of you just joining craftycmc, I mean it is a record for how LOW that number is. Check out my "Anti-Social blog" for the full story!)
I also made no major social gaffs (ok, there was the time @RachelintheOC and I couldn't get out of a taxi-van in high heels, but that is for another blog).
And this is going to shock anyone who has been reading me for a while. Things worked out as planned! I know, right? No stranded seal pups (read here for that adventure), no shouting out inappropriate things in a crowd (read my "This is a nice rack" for that one), and (unfortunately) no Chihuahua in my bra popping out at the most inopportune times.
Nope, for this trip I was all professional and stuff! I even wore make-up (yes, I know that is one of the seven seals breaking).
And, *gasp* I did really well on the panel. Lots of questions thrown my way regarding self-publishing (I am the founder of the Indie Book Collective after all) and after I got off the dias I was swarmed with people (and STILL I did not run screaming away *ya*me*). I even got a few interviews with national publications out of the deal.
So the moral of this story? Sometimes it is worth leaving your beach home and Chihuahuas. Of course, will that said I flew out the day after the panel and as soon as I got home put a Chihuahua in my bra, but hey, you can't expect a leopard to change all her spots in one weekend! :-) :-) :-)
*Super, duper absolutely stupendous update!!! My article on how to better sell your books on Amazon.com has been posted on the Digital Book World site, right here! #Imaybehyperventilating #notsure