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  • October 20th, 2010 | 10:13 AM
And the frenzy begins

Tomorrow morning I leave on an early (oh way too early) flight for Minneapolis for KidLitCon

I'm going a bit early so I can have time with my friend laurasalas and the folks over at The Children's Literature Network where I work as a web editor. I've been so jealous when all my co-workers there get together each month and this month I get to join them.

I love going to conferences where I'm not speaking because there's no pressure and I don't feel like I'm "on" the whole time I'm there. But the down side is that I tend to pull into my introverted self and sometimes spend too much time alone which is dumb when you make the effort (and spend all that money) to travel so far. On my trip to Austin last year I did a pretty good job of connecting and made some wonderful new friends. I hope I'll do as well this time too. It's a small gathering of what looks like about 100 people or so. I hope to see some of you there.

So today it's all about the craziness that is me packing and unpacking and repacking because I tend to first pack way too much and then have to edit it all down to the bare essentials, kinda like my writing.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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October 20th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Have a blast!!!! xoxo I can't wait to hear all about it when you return!
October 20th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
We'll have to set up a time to get together when I get home.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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