Today’s the big day! In mere minutes, I’ll be on my way to Realm Makers, an all-speculative fiction writers conference. This year, it’s at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno, Nevada, which is rumored to have both live “mermaids” and unicorn statues. I’m all in. 😉

I’m nervous, excited, and mostly prepared. Usually, my nights are simple. My dog sleeps in his crate, my cat sleeps in my oldest daughter’s room, and my children sleep like angels. It’s only when I have somewhere to be that my cat decides to be a ninja kitty and either meow loudly or want to play all night long. It’s then that my dog scrapes his toenails on the bottom of his crate and wakes everyone up. Then my youngest wakes up and stays up most of the night because she had a bad dream about the witch from Snow White (which we haven’t watched for about a year).

Yeah, it was a long night.

But that’s okay, because Realm Makers is going to be awesome, even if I’m half asleep the whole time. 😉

I’ll be posting updates on Instagram and possibly vlogging on my YouTube channel, so stay tuned! I can’t wait to come back and share everything with all of you.