I'm gearing up to go to another conference, the NJ SCBWI annual conference. I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends, hopefully making some new ones, and hopefully making some connections with editors and agents. Mostly, I'm looking forward to getting pumped up.
Conferences always exhilarate me. I'm not only among people who love to write, but I'm among zealots. I'm among people who do this for a living, people who make a living doing the same thing I love to do. It's exciting, refreshing, and fun. I will come back with words coursing through my veins, and fire pouring from my fingertips. I will be ready to write.
In the everyday course of life, sometimes it's hard to get pumped up to write. I do a lot of writing for work, and sometimes the last thing I want to do is sit in front of the computer for another hour or two. I'd rather kick back and read, or exercise or watch TV with my kids. And many times, I just don't have the mental energy. I'm like an old lady, falling asleep earlier than I ever did before. (Next I'll be napping at my desk in the afternoons.) So, I could use a little pep to my routine right about now.
What else is happening? Check out JACKET KNACK: Spring!
And my good friend Trent Reedy was featured on Al Roker's Book Club for Kids segment of the today show. Check out his video here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43108547#43108547 If you haven't read his book, WORDS IN THE DUST, you should. It's fabulous... well written and a great story. The story behind WORDS IN THE DUST is heartwarming, too. Check it out here: http://www.trentreedy.com/
Enjoy your spring! Next time, I hope to have lots to share about a new story that I'm working on, more about the conference, and maybe even some good news.
In the meantime, keep writing!