Friday, April 27, 2007

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

Day three with your Voyeur on the scene. I would have written last night but I was wrecked-the fairies actually shut down the hotel bar. That's right. Kicked out, wings and all.

I guess I should start this story out with my morning news. Hobbling to my computer fairly late in the morning with my coffee and a new batch of aches and pains from the Moulin Rouge party-I proceeded to follow my usual regime. Checking divas, checking email etc. Two sips in my email was open to a reply from an Ellora's Cave editor-an email that sent me immediately into shock {where I still live}. My first manuscript actually got accepted. OMG.

Of course no one is available and most of the girls are in the middle of Club RT-which is a signing thing for readers. ACK! Luckily Crystal has great timing and called me just in time for me to freak out all over her lol.

Finally get a hold of Feisty-and she and Karen and Lisa yell and cheer and whoop and order me over immediately. A few hours later-after calling relatives and everyone I could think of-I arrive with Cookie in tow who joins me in a celebratory toast before running away in fear at Feisty's mention of a costume and glitter for him as well.

I must have told everyone who came near me my news, divas and perfect strangers alike. And several people bought me drinks {dangerous but very nice}. When the girls were totally done with their workshops on being bad girls, Feisty and Karen and I went to dinner, then came back to Fairy Up {yep, I got to go to the fairy ball-my hubby dipped into our savings and gave me mad money to celebrate my big day with my diva friends-gotta love him}.

Thankfully I was an Autumn Fae for the last Ren Fest, so I already had a costume. {quick aside-our La Lisa-Eden Bradley was being approached by tons of people who had read the RT mag that proclaimed her a top pick of the summer and saying, "You're Eden Bradley"-she's famous!!!}

Karen was a water fairy and she looked so graceful and beautiful. Feisty was a feisty springtime fairy-make her put up pics of her wings...amazing} Jax and Lisa were Good and Evil-one fairy all in ethereal white, one dark and Gothic. They were stunning. Christina Cross was fall and fiery-very nice! I actually didnt see a bad costume. Oh and Tawny Taylor! She won the costume contest-and she deserved it-she made that thing herself and it looked professional and awesome!

I was dying to see Kristen because she had described her dress-but I couldnt find her. I know she's tall but I am really short...and they kept playing 70's disco {ie-I was dancing like an insane vine covered person-leaves and twigs on my dress and in my hair shedding throughout the night.}

Once again I know there will be pics-there will be pics on blogs of people I dont even know and book sellers and fans and I dont know what. All I know is people kept positioning us and there were lots of flashes. Geesh. I went from avoiding pics on the internet to shaking my shimmy for the camera-look what a little butterscotch martini can do {who knew martinis came in so many flavors?!}

As for Karen and Feisty's room-which was getting ready central? I really really feel for the housekeeping staff. It looks like a glitter bomb exploded all over it.

After closing down the Fairy Ball we went downstairs and closed down the bar. We had a blast! It was a great way to celebrate my first book acceptance and just a phenom time. I will never forget it. Of course that may be because I will never get all the glitter off-we'll see. lol

Today I'm taking an RT break. They are going to workshops and I think the Vampire Hunters Ball. Or the Cowboys or Cowboy Vampire Hunters-I cant remember. I am going to hang out with Cookie and do a little private celebrating.
Saturday I'm going to the book fair during the day though-and I'll be back with a report.

I cant tell you how sad I'll be to see everyone go! I love the divas!!!! But I wont think about that today. I'm still high from the Fairy dust.
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.

7 Comments:

Blogger Antonia Pearce said...

Hah! See? The Charm DOES work! Yay!!!!! Yipppeeeeee!!!!! Wahoooooo!!!!! Congrats!

I cannot wait to see photos of all my buds in their finery!!! Wish I coulda been there!

So happy you got the thumbs up from EC and so happy you are having a good time at RT, RG!!!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Crystal Jordan said...

Yay! Wish I was there!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous MIchelle (MG) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go RG!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

hot damn!! Congratulations wench! wahoooooo!!!!!!!
And i'm so proud you partied like a maniac. DIEING for photos.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Ember Case said...

That is so awesome! What a great place to celebrate!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Babe King said...

Woohoo! You rock girl. So glad you had all your diva sistas to share it with.Congrats!!!!

4:21 AM  
Blogger Robin L. Rotham said...

Fantastic, R.G.! Like being at RT wasn't fun enough already, LOL! Party on, Caver!

1:32 PM  

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