Recently writer Beth Hull turned me on to the Spring Spirit conference, an annual SCBWI California North/Central event held in Rocklin, CA. This year, I’m excited to say I will be attending. The lineup is top notch, including the YA Muses I am always mentioning (wisely), there are lectures/panels to choose from and for one full day I get to do nothing but learn in the company of MG and YA writers and illustrators. I have enjoyed my local SCBWI Writer’s Days, especially when my novel won that SPECIAL MENTION I’m mentioning again, however this day-long conference is a whole other—it’s late, I’m just going to say animal. Worth looking into if you’re in the area—or not, like me. I may even stay overnight at one of those things we have in this country called HOTELS, ALOOOOONE, use an indoor pool and “free” gym, order room service—ALOOOONE*—and
watch HBO revise my novel, having been so inspired from the conference. Looking to be a very un-cruel April.
*Will, however (although not perversely), miss my husband and child the entire time and be longing to share my hotel experience with them, should I have one. Seriously.