I Came. I Conquered. I Went to Vegas.

Well, I started off my TwitterPitch doing it wrong (figures). Thanks to Mason @ Muse Riding Shotgun, he informed me that spaces are needed between the hashtags so agents/publishers/anyone can find what I’m tweeting. (Kind of important, so I’m glad he stepped up with some neighborly writer advice. Thanks again, Mason!) With that said, I got three hearts! Woop Woop! I could’ve gotten no hearts and that would’ve made this a very sad post. But hey, three hearts are better than no hearts so I’ll take it.

I’m patting myself on the back for this one because Twitter is so not my platform. I’m like a cave-woman banging a bone against a wall, willing it to respond. Any sort of reaction is awesome and the fact that there were THREE different people/companies somewhat interested in a pitch I put together like, blew my socks off. So, I rewarded myself with a trip to Vegas.

Made it!

Okay, yes, the trip was planned beforehand, but maybe that was life’s way of saying ‘here’s the ice-cream you get for eating those Brussel sprouts. They may taste meh, but now you can ruin it with some much-needed calories.’ Unfortunately, I’m writing this NOT as a jackpot millionaire. I only gambled $20 in the penny slots and spent more cash on taxisies and trips to Walgreens. (I needed things. Shut up.) Vegas was fun and I’m glad to say I went in January because I guess it’s known (besides being the sin city) as a melt-your-skin-off state, and I already get plenty of that in Florida. But in case you’re interested, I was able to snag a few pictures between all the wide-eyed stares at places third-class passengers like myself rarely venture.

The Venetian (I didn’t foot the bill. Obviously)

Yeah, um, this is IN our hotel.

Suuuuuuper creepy at night.

Across from our hotel.

Ah, Paris!

Just another day in France.

More like CRAP! I lost all my money 🙁

This should be EVERY ESCALATOR


Go back to your home on WHORE Island.

In Cesar’s Palace. Because, why not?

Danny Ocean?

IN the Bellagio


Did the real Cesar live here? No? I didn’t think so. Also, is this hotel pager friendly?



Have you been to Vegas? If so, did you like it? And did you participate in IWSG’s Twitter Pitch? How’d it go?

P.S. How do you pluralize taxi? I definitely spent a few minutes trying different spellings. Jury’s still out.

P.P.S. Thanks again to Catie and Susan for an amazing trip to Vegas!

8 thoughts on “I Came. I Conquered. I Went to Vegas.

  1. Iphis of Scyros says:

    Congrats on the pitch! I’ve only glanced at Twitter, and it looks like a complete and horrible rat’s nest of incomprehensibility, so I obviously couldn’t have done a Twitter pitch even if I had anything to pitch.

    I spent one night in Vegas, many years ago, when my parents were driving me out to California to look at potential colleges. I felt like the whole city was a huge mass of the Dark Side of the Force, so I spent as much time as humanly possible locked in my hotel room to hide from it. (Yeah, I thought I was pyschic in my late teens/early twenties. Psychic and/or a Jedi. Weirdly, the only other place I felt was strong withbthe Dark Side was the campus of Harvard. Go figure.) I think if I went back niw that it’s so much more excessive (it’s bern more than twenty years, after all!), I’d probably be traumatized by the horror of it all.

    I think the best plural for taxi is cabs. :p

  2. Loni Townsend says:

    Woot woot on the Twitter pitches!

    I’ve been to Vegas multiple times, as my grandmother’s family loved to gamble, and it’s a good inbetween for my California relatives and we Idaho peeps for family reunions. It’s been about 5 years since I last went, though, which was for my cousin’s wedding where my daughter was a flower girl. It’s fun, if you’ve got the money to do it. There’s rides on top of the Stratosphere, circus acts at Circus Circus, the Freemont Street Experience, the moving statues at Cesar’s Palace… But I get anxious and overwhelm easily when there’s lots of people around, so my husband isn’t keen on taking me anymore.

    • cgcoppola says:

      Oh, me too. That’s why I’ve never had an urge to go. Batman’s been wanting to go for a while and I’m like… eh. But I got an invite (with plane and hotel paid for) so I figured… eh, sure. 🙂

  3. Mason T. Matchak says:

    Glad the pitching went so well for you. ^_^ I haven’t been to Vegas for many years, though I went several times when I was younger. Something about the place always feels off to me, though – I don’t know how to describe it. But yay for a successful vacation.

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