I'm currently in a Conference Comma and do not have the mental capacity to type intelligently today so forgive me of my ramblings and grammatical errors.
The single greatest thing I got out of this conference, all the new friends I acquired. And I'm not talking, hey I met you at conference and let's keep in touch. I bonded with fellow writers on personal "Dang, you are the bomb, baby!" kind of friendships.
I also had more balls this trip (guess that's what 3rd year will do to you.) I talked to more editors,agents, authors as if they were humans and not these terrifyingly scary beasts.
And as for a good time, it was one of the best ever. Here are a few awesome photos:
Me with the single most awesomest roommate EVAH! Jessica Love.
Shelli Cornelison and Robin Ruel...coolest chickees on the planet!
My writer support group girlies; Liz Briggs, me and Rachel Searles.
My dearest writer friend and confidant, Ara Burkland.
The fabulous Lee Wind of the blog "I'm here. I'm queer.What the hell do I read?"
And we can't forget the delicious Mr. Barry Wolverton, author of NEVERSINK.
And there are tons more pictures of friends that I could post but this blog would be six hundred miles long. These people I've meet are becoming more than just writer friends, they are becoming dear friends. I love the connections SCBWI has provided for me. My career (or someday career) will happen because of this organization. Without them, I would not be as far along as I am, mingling with this beautifully enriched, intelligent and inspiring people. I can't wait until the day we all share the same shelf space at Barnes & Noble.
XXOO's to you all!
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