Monday, April 27, 2009

SCBWI - NE Wrap Up

I went into the conference thinking my focus was shifting to non-fiction. And it is. A bit.

On the other hand, I got some positive feedback about my "novel" (why do I insist on putting that word in quotes?). I LOVE Sarah Aronson (author of YA novel Head Case)! She put together an incredible workshop about "great beginnings." She gave the participants very detailed critiques on our first 1000 words. My brain is swimming with ideas for moving forward with my "novel" - which might now, incidently, be in the "tween" category.

But, I also got some good feedback for one of my picture book manuscripts. I feel like I can make some fairly minor changes and submit it.

I'm trying not to be paralyzed trying to figure out where to start!

Monday, April 6, 2009

SCBWI - New England

I'm looking forward to the conference in April -- I'm a "handler" this year! I'm excited for my first opportunity to volunteer for the conference. I'll be introducing several esteemed presenters, including Linda Urban who wrote A Cooked Kind of Perfect!

I'm really looking forward to having my work professionally critiqued this year - I've made some changes to Pasta Petunia and am anxious to get some feedback!

I feel like I'm less of an imposter this year, so I'm really looking forward to it!