I probably only have a 2 second window to write this. My computer has gone daft. The wi-fi keeps disconnecting. It looks all perfectly wonderful and then I get messages saying I've lost my connection. Gotta get my 'helper' out here on Monday, God willing and the creek don't rise.
The SCBWI conference was great. The folks at the Sheraton were superb. I have never in my life seen so many smiles.
Rebecca Barnhouse had lots to teach us about character development. I'll share once the computer is truly up and running.
Andrea Welch is an agent. Extremely helpful and gregarious. She is a truly interesting and gripping speaker. She works for a small imprint of Simon and Schuster.
This next link is not for the conference I attended. I attended the North Ohio SCBWI conference.This link is for the California conference this past summer but it highlights Andrea.
But the very best was a double session with author, Judith Irvin Kuns. We did writing assignments and self-study and truckloads of other stuff. The two-hour session was the fastest and the best. Really made me think, made me reconsider why I'm an author, and just plain felt fun. Some of the other one-hour session kept me struggling to stay awake and one down-right flummoxed me.
All in all - it went well and my back did not kill. I went in late, stayed for the sessions I wanted, and went home early Friday to rest. Saturday I did the same thing.
I learned so much and I can't wait to share it. But, experience with this stupid wi-fi being what it is, I am going to sign off now while I still *fingers crossed* have a connection.
Life is limbo.