SF and I have just returned from our second AMAZING SCBWI National Conference in Los Angeles. I am so tired, (from having too much fun) that I can't even find words to describe it yet. Luckily, SF is a world class note taker, so it's her job to actually describe it... and post all the important stuff you need to know about how to write more effectively. I volunteered for pure "fluff" posting :-)
On the flight home, we leisurely chatted about books and screenplays, and I was able to outline most of my YA novel. Woo Hoo! Thanks to Bruce Coville's amazing workshop on plotting, I have finally figured out how to braid my storylines. (SF will explain that later) BTW, did anyone else love Lisa Yee's recommendation to revise your draft in a different font with slightly different margins, to give it a fresh look? Brilliant!
Not long before we arrived back in sunny Mississippi where the temperature was 95 degrees at 9:00 p.m., we suddenly looked at each other and said, "HOLY MOLY OUR KIDS START SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!!" This realization sent panic through my body as I knew that today I had to leave thoughts of books and fun friends behind and wake up early to make school lunches, flat iron my pre-teens hair - (she requested this for day one of cuteness) go to the grocery store, do the laundry, fill out all of their school forms, and so much more I think my brain might explode.
They are kinda cute though, aren't they?
**SCBWI conference wrap-up coming soon...