Posts Tagged ‘LA11SCBWI’

Aug

3

2011

OMG!!!! I’m Going to SCBWI LA!!!!!

Filed under: Conferences, SCBWI

I am so freaking excited!!!  I’m leaving for SCBWI LA tomorrow!!!  I can barely contain the *squees* that want to shoot out of my body.  Last year I was hoping to go to LA for the first time, but I unexpectedly talked myself out of going.  It just didn’t feel right.  In fact I told my husband, who was encouraging me to go, that I’d decided to wait another year.  I told him that at the bare minimum, I wanted to have an agent when I attended and if I got lucky, maybe I could go with a book deal in hand.

Mission accomplished.  And I’m so glad I waited.  This has been an amazing year for me and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate than with my favorite tribe of people.  I am giddy with anticipation.  I’m going to do my very best to write some fantastic blogs when I get back, but please bear with me on Friday and Monday’s installments–I thought about writing them ahead of time, but I can’t imagine posting something that isn’t live SCBWI LA!!!!

As a teaser, here is one of the gazillion reasons I’m thrilled to attend SCBWI LA.  For years, my friends have raved about Bruce Coville and how a speech given by him will give you goose bumps and enough motivation to storm the Alamo.  Additionally,  my boys not only love his books, but they play wonderful, imaginary games based on his characters and the worlds he’s created .  I can’t wait to hear him speak and meet him in his pajamas.  (The 40 Winks Anniversary Poolside Gala aka a giant pajama party for children’s writers and illustrators)

If you’re interested in following the conference, live tweeting is already happening at Twitter #LA11SCBWI

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