Sunday, June 6, 2010

Conference High

Nothing like a kids birthday party to ruin a post conference high. Yesterday was agents, and editors, and pitches. And today was spilled apple juice and screaming five-year-olds.

I came home last night with my head buzzing. Keynotes. Critiques. Cool contract anecdotes.

"ItalkedtoSteveMeltzerandStephenBarbararememberedmeandShaunaFeyreallylikedGoldiRocks!" I yammered to my husband.

Two full days at the Princeton Hyatt schmoozing with writers and publishing professionals. I was flying.

I could get addicted to this conference thing.

Then, I woke up this morning and scrambled to get the house ready for Josh's baseball birthday bonanza. Had a dozen little boys running wild, dueling each other with huge inflatable bats.

363 more days to the next annual NJ SCBWI Conference. Maybe I'll see what New England's got cooking?

14 comments:

Patti said...

Nothing like real life to bring you back down from the clouds. Sounds like you had a great time at the conference.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love going to conferences. They're so inspiring.

storyqueen said...

That sounds like sooo much fun...well, the conference part does.

Well....actually, I'd probably enjoy an inflatable bat battle as well.

Shelley

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Corey, I seriously thought about going to the NJ conference and I live in Iowa...It had such a great line up. I'm glad you had a great time!

Sandy Shin said...

That sounds really, really amazing. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

JennyMac said...

That sounds fab (sans the giant inflatable bats..lol) I need to sign up for a conference.

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Tess said...

We had birthday party mania last weekend (not twins, but a boy and a girl two years and one day apart) So, Fri and Sat were parties and I'm STILL picking skittles out of the couch cushions!

You're a good mama and a good writer and it's amazing to be able to flip back and forth and realize both sides of your self, isn't it?

Tricia Fressola Idrobo said...

You made me wish I'd gone too, but I had in-laws visiting. Sounds worthwhile.

Heidi Willis said...

There should be a mandatory transition time to highs like these. :)

So glad you had a great time. One of these days I'll find a conference to go to. Until then, I live vicariously.

Hardygirl said...

Conferences are AWESOME.

Re-entry is always tough, though!

sf

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

love those conferences! and bdays ;) and sticky juice,...

Susanne Drazic said...

Glad you had such a great time at the conference Corey.

The birthday party sounded like it was busy and hectic, but also fun.

Kim said...

The conference sounds amazing! Nothing like a group of like-minded people to get you pumped up.

I'm in next year. Well...if I have something worthwhile, I'm in. If not, I'll just come to NJ to hang with you after. :)