Saturday, January 24, 2009
I really need to hurry up and decide
When it was first announced that there was going to be an Australian Romance Readers Convention I was very excited! Having read through numerous posts of conference attendees at the major American conferences it was finally going to be my chance to experience the fun and excitement, and to meet up with a few Aussie bloggers that I have met online!
Even more exciting was when it was announced that the Convention was being held here in Melbourne! And yet here it is, two days before early bird registrations close, and I still haven't registered.
Now the question is what to do, what to do?
Whilst the organisers have done a great job at keeping the prices down ($190 for a full registration which covers the whole weekend is great) I don't think I can justify it in terms of my financial situation. I mean, $190 for full registration, or the new tyres I really need on my car. $190 or paying the electricity bill?
Then I thought about a day registration. That's only $110, but again, I am not sure I can justify that kind of expense. And then there is the question of which day? When I look at the program, I would like to go to the Historicals session on Saturday afternoon, and the book launch for Anna Campbell, but then I would like to hear Sherrilyn Kenyon on Sunday. Decisions, decisions.
As for the book signing session, I am cutting way down on book buying at the moment, and a lot of the times I read books I am getting them from the library so I can't exactly take them to get signed now can I!
I really want to be part of the experience, but I don't know that I would be being particularly responsible if I were to spend that much money going, when I know that there are things that I need to be doing with that money.
Either way, I need to hurry up and decide because early bird registrations close soon! What to do???