Okay-- so last year was a FLURRY of traveling. I think I listed all of the places in my Christmas letter, and in addition to San Diego--three times--and San Francisco--twice--there was also Dallas, Florida, and New York.
This year, not so much.
If ALA is in San Francisco again, I may go sign books there--and I'll definitely be attending Yaoi-Con there in the fall.
But other than that?
Right now my plans are simple:
Coastal Magic--Daytona Beach, February 4-7
Romantic Times-- Las Vegas, April 12-17
RWA--San Diego, July 13-16
And that's pretty much all.
My reasons for cutting back are, well,
A. Financial--Last year was insane and our coffers need to recoup.
B. Work based-- 260,000 of the words I wrote in 2015 are being released in 2017. If I need to feed the family-and pay our taxes!--I need to actually write--which is hard and stressful to do on the road.
I love travel--and I'm getting decent at it. But by the end of GRL last year, I got home and... slept. And cried. And slept. I didn't feel myself until the end of November, which was right before Christmas.
My kids need more of me than this--so it's my job to provide.
But of course, the upside is that I get to write more books, and the sequel to Lollipop (Licorice Whip) is more than halfway complete. In the meantime, Lollipop is out on Monday--and yeah. Getting excited.
You can pre-buy it at ARe, Amazon, and DSP-- and some reviews are popping up on GR.
So far? People agree that it's pretty damned sweet :-)