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A Newbie Gets Ready for SCBWI LA 2015

I’m committed now. I’ve sent in the money and registered for my very first trip to the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Annual LA Conference.

It was nearly impossible to choose from the great selection of intensive workshops. Because I’m the type of person who thrives on assignments with deadlines, I’ve decided that between now and the start of conference, I will do the homework for ALL the intensives, perhaps garnering some of the benefit from those sessions I will have to miss.

I’ve been a member of SCBWI for almost three years now, and feel I’ve just graduated from beginner status to young apprentice. I’m facing the very hardest part of my early career–the sucky middle. I know enough to know what I don’t know, but not quite enough to know how to figure it out. Enter practice. Continue reading