So, this was going to be my year. Finally, after years of feeling I should, I joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I was so excited, see, because THIS YEAR I was going to go to the ultra coo-el conference and, well, hang out with all of the coo-el author-agent-editor-illustrator type of people. It was going to be so great!!
But then, even though the event is but an hour and a half away*, I, alas, cannot attend.
Sniffle, sniffle, sob, sob.
What happened is that I have a very dear friend, one of those "like family" friends and there is one of those amazing fly-in-from-out-of-town parties** for this friend's 5oth birthday. ON SATURDAY.
I plan on spending the time I am not at the birthday party feeling sorry for myself and moping around aimlessly. (or....maybe I'lljust write a lot and get farther ahead than those SCBWI-ers!!)
So, if there is anyone else out there that wants to join my pity party, let me know. I'll bring the snacks. I'm thinking cajun crab cakes with some homeade remoulade sauce for starters.
*Unless, of course, I go the wrong way on the 405, then it could take me days to get there.
**The last party I went to held by these friends was, hands down, the best party I have ever been to, (folks are coming all the way from Alaska to attend).....(except for Cali's 8th birthday when I transformed the house into Hogwarts.....)