Off to Springfield tomorrow.
I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. NESCBWI starts on Friday. I'm heading out tomorrow for some last minute meetings and to be ready to start bright and early on Friday morning.
In 2008, I attended my first NESCBWI conference, a nervous and excited newbie. In the past five years, I've published my first nonfiction, I've had two agents for my fiction, and I've made lifelong friends who I can't imagine not knowing. I've learned about the craft of writing--I've truly become a writer thanks to SCBWI. In 2013, I'm a different person and a different writer because of this wonderful organization.
This weekend, I go into the conference as the co-director. Part of me is still that shaking and nervous newbie, but I've had a blast this past year working with Joyce Shor Johnson, learning the ropes and working with her to plan and promote. We have a great conference; amazing faculty; great agents and editors; and great team.
I hope to see many of you there. PLEASE say hello! I hope to tweet during the weekend, and process things on the blog next week!