Now for what I’m doing to help my own book get published. Yes, still rewriting with help from a wonderful SCBWI critique group I started this spring. If all goes well, today I’m at Wik’ 12, the Southern Breeze regional SCBWI conference in Birmingham. Birmingham and Atlanta, locations for Southern Breeze chapter’s fall and spring conferences, are both much closer than Orlando and Miami where my actual SCBWI regional events are held. That’s what I get for living in Florida’s panhandle. I feel a bit like a panhandler always asking Southern Breeze if they’ll adopt me.
I wish I could be four places at once with Saturday workshop choices like these and speakers like these. Who wouldn’t want to attend a workshop presented by Marietta Zacker of the Nancy Galtt Literary Agency. They represent Rick Riordan!!!
And Kevin Lewis, author/illustrator and executive editor at Disney/Hyperion, is giving an introduction to Disney Publishing. This will be a Mickey Mouse workshop in a good way!
Writing humor for kids and teens, by Leila Sales, associate editor at Viking Children’s Books, fills two time slots. Well, people like to laugh. Maybe she can help me laugh all the way to the bank.
Oh, no! My schedule is filled. I will probably corner a couple of speakers to ask for handouts. More begging, but oh, well. It’s all in a good cause–getting published.
Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment. I’d love to find out whether you’re a member of SCBWI and hear about your reading and writing plans. You know, every writer should be a reader. And sometimes, reading enough books turns readers into writers. It worked for me! With that in mind, please come back on 23 October for the Spooktacular Book Giveaway Hop. See you then!