Woo hoo!!!! It’s that time of year again–registration for the the NY SCBWI Conference opens today (October 17th at 10am PDT otherwise known as 1pm on the east coast) And I’m really excited because I didn’t think I’d be going to the Intensives this year. It’s a wonderful day of Round Table Critiques with Editors, but this year the SCBWI has added a Pro Track Marketing Workshop for Published Members. Lucky me!!! But I should have expected that from something called…
Filed under: Apocalypsies, Conferences, SCBWI
I hope you’re thinking about attending. We always have such a great time and I would love to hang out with you. If you’re not sure exactly what the conference is like, here are some links to my previous NY SCBWI Conference blogs.
*NY SCBWI 2009 (You have to shoot on over to Live Journal for the 2009 blogs)
You can also follow the SCBWI Conference Blog for more information and don’t forget to join the conversation on twitter–just use the hashtag #NY12SCBWI. The thread should be buzzing tomorrow.
The NY Conference is not the only Lucky 13 I’m excited for. Many of you have heard me mention the Apocalypsies–the amazing group of 2012 debut children’s authors that I get to hang with. Because the process of publishing a book can average at about two years from sale to publication, it has become the trend for debut authors to ban together at an early date. We do this in order to support each other through the crazy process, to assists each other with marketing and to just get to know some really amazing new people. Our predecessor is the Elevensies. Our class is called The Apocalypsies and we got our name because of all the speculation of the world ending in 2012. Our motto is read them like there’s no tomorrow. This does not bode well for the class of 2013 but hey, it may have it’s advantages if I never finish book #2 *grin*
I’ve been with the Apocalypsies since shortly after I sold TOUCHING THE SURFACE in February. And even though my book isn’t coming out until September 4, 2012…I’m no longer the new kid on the block. Give a warm welcome to…The Lucky 13′s–The 2013 Debut Kidlit Authors!!!! They aren’t afraid of post apocalyptic publishing–they are fierce! I can’t wait ti read all of their books. (((hugs)))
Talking about all these Lucky 13′s has made me think about the things that are not so lucky. I must admit, I’ve never been overly superstitious. I’ve eagerly put my mom’s back a risk every time I stepped on a crack. I won’t give a broken mirror a minute of my time. I don’t throw salt over my shoulder and I’ll bravely flip up an umbrella in the house any day of the week. Not afraid of ladders either. But is there a superstition that I won’t mess with? I always knock on wood. I think it’s the power of words for me. When you put it out to the universe…you never know what’s going to happen. No wood around? Yeah, I always thump the top of my head. Maybe the universe appreciates self-depricating humor.
What superstition has it’s hold on you?