Summary/SCBWI LA Summer Conference, 2014: A Night in Old Italy

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference:

Thursday:

Drive. Drive. Talk. Drive. Drive. Talk. Talk. No Dog                            Stop. Drive. Stop. Drive.
Park.

Find room.
Eat.
Sleep.

Friday:

Sign in.
Meet.
Welcomed.
Informed.
Inspired.
Book purchase!
Laugh.

 

Lovely book by a lovely woman.

Lovely book by a lovely woman.Informed.

Enthused.
Meet. Meet. Meet.
Elevator snafu.

Ten flights of stairs. !!???

Depressed.
Inspired.
Laugh.
Informed.
Informed.
Depressed.
Consider acknowledging defeat.
Inspired.
Inspired.
Book-buying binge!
Cheese, crackers, support.

Panel speakers on diversity--inspiring!

Panel speakers on diversity–inspiring!

Book purchase!
Crash.

Saturday:

Informed.
Self-doubt.
Inspired.
Inspired.
Learn.
Connect.
Idea—new ending.
Feel too old.
And overwhelmed.
Laugh.
Inspired.
OS & WTBook purchase!
Informed.
Not sold on the selling.
Fascinated.
Art. Art. Art. Wowed!mask
Costumed.

Pose. Pose. Pose.
Pasta and champagne.
Talk. Talk.
Meet. Talk. Meet. Talk.

That’s Amore, Tomie!

I'm the dragon. I'm a little embarrassed, but it was fun!

I’m the dragon. I’m a little embarrassed, but it was fun!

Dance. Dance.
Dance. Sing. Dance. Dance.
Collapse.

Sunday:

To market, to market. Impressed.
Taught.
Inspired.
Anxious to write.
Inspired.
Wow!
Brain too full!
Know it already.
Eat. Talk. Eat. Talk. Eat. Talk.

A wordless book by Tomie DePaola

A wordless book by Tomie DePaola

Clap! Clap! Clap!
Bored.
Tomie Skype.
Cry.
Laugh.
Load car.
Drive. Drive. Drive.
Emotions careen.
Give up?
Keep trying?
Kiss. Kiss.
Snore.

Monday:

This is a cutting from an epiphyte that belonged to my grandmother. I took the photo a little after I started uploading post tonight.

This is a cutting from an epiphyte that belonged to my grandmother. I took the photo a little after I started uploading post tonight.

Non-meteorological fog.
Lunch.
Better.

Tuesday:

Throw out old new idea.
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas!
Wahoo!
Decide—keep trying!

Details later.

Thank you SCBWI!!!!!
My heros and peeps

About an hour later, the blooms are open a little more. It will be fully open later tonight. By morning, it will be closing and wilting after it's one night of bloom.

About an hour later, the blooms are open a little more. It will be fully open later tonight. By morning, it will be closing and wilting after it’s one night of bloom.