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Monday Mayhem – One Click Edition

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 by Maggie Wells   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

Hi all!

I’m here! Still in a full-on writing sprint whilst attempting to have a life. Silly me.

The book is going well. I’m chipping away at it bit by bit and hope to have the rough first draft completed by 7/15/15.

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In the meantime, I am preparing for my jaunt to NYC later this month to attend the Romance Writers of America annual conference. I’m super excited. Not only do I get to room with the fabulous Karen Booth, but I get to meet a bunch of other publishing biz friends and associates live and in person. It’ll be four days jam-packed with signings, seminars, speakers and soirees.

The downside to all that means I’ve been forced to do some clothing shopping. Those of you who know me in the three dimensional world, know that I loathe shopping for clothes. Add this crazy-pants deadline to my natural aversion and you can understand why I’ve been doing as much of my acquiring as possible online.

Dress at RWA National ranges from pajama party to formal. I’m trying to be strategic in my packing. I’ve picked a basic color scheme of black, white, & re(a)d. [sorry, had to throw the Gilmore reference in] I’m adding in some silver and everything (including shoes and accessories) will work around that.

Of course, I’m a chronic over packer. God forbid I get stuck without at least three days worth of extra underwear and socks (genetic flaw), and I live in fear of forgetting the one essential item that I won’t be able to procure in the nation’s largest metropolis. So, of course, I ordered packing cubes as well. They claim I can squeeze an entire week of tops into one neat and wrinkle-free bundle. I can’t wait to see if it’s true.

So yeah, when I’m not tapping away at the manuscript, I’m clicking away on the shopping sites. So far, I’ve hit all the usual suspects – Kohl’s, Target, and Amazon. Had a fabulous customer service experience with Zappos. The shoes didn’t work out, but they were so awesome about the order, tracking & return that I’ll definitely be ordering from them again.

So yeah, that’s where I’m at this week. What about you? Are you an online shopper? What are some of your favorites?

 

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3 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – One Click Edition"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    July 6, 2015 at 8:38 am  

    So, so excited about your upcoming trip! I’ll be living vicariously through you and the other attendees. 🙂 I know without question that you’ll have a blast.

    As for online shopping, I don’t tend to order clothes very often. The part that bothers me the most is worrying about sizes and if it’ll fit properly. I hate 3-D world shopping too, but at least while I’m there I can try things on. It’s more of an instant gratification thing for me. However, I will say I was beyond pleased when the wickedly awesome pair of athletic shoes I ordered a few months ago (from Beijing) arrived on time, looking all fabulous, and fitting my feets to perfection. 😀

  2. Comment by Laurie
    July 6, 2015 at 8:58 am  

    I generally don’t shop for clothes online for myself. I do online shop for other items though. Been pretty lucky so far. Knock on wood

  3. Comment by Carol
    July 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm  

    Black, white, red & silver sounds awesome! I’m sure you’ll do us proud. Have a fabulous time! I completely understand the overpacking – I always take along more than what I end up needing. Although for me it’s not because I’m worried I won’t be able to find a replacement once I get there, it’s just the convenience of not having to run out and find the exact thing I already have back at home! I love online shopping, especially from the places that send me clearance offers and free shipping! How can I refuse that?!?! Anyway, have fun!

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