Don't get me wrong, I love my job and I adore my students. I laugh with them every day, which is the best thing about what I do. But we all get pretty squirrely toward the end of the year, and we are all desperate for a break.
So...the countdown is on! Summer here I come!
And the highlight of my summer is going to be the SCBWI LA conference. Registration opened today...is anyone going?
I seriously can't wait for this conference. Two of my very favorite writer buddies are coming along with me, and we are going to have a blast meeting up with everyone. Seriously, I love learning new things and all, but I REALLY love meeting up with all the other writers there, some of whom I "know" through Twitter but have never met IRL, and just talking shop. So much fun.
And then there's this:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER JOHN GREEN FTMFW!
Do you guys know how much I love John Green? Well, yeah. I do. And he is also fond of me. I have proof.
I swear, my posture isn't usually so bad. That backpack weighed like 7,000 pounds.
Due to many unforeseen expenses this year, my conference budget is drained right now. So I won't be able to register for a few weeks. I had really hoped to do one of the Author Intensives, but it sounds like they are filling up pretty quickly already. So we'll see if they are still available when I finally get to register. If not, oh well, I can save that money for drinks in the lobby bar.
If any of you are going to be at the LA conference, please let me know! I'd love to meet up!