Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Dog Days Are Ongoing

I feel I must apologize for my infrequent blogging and commenting and my hideous response time these days. A full calendar, busy job and constant rotation of house guests are drawing away my time, and the little I have I am scrimping away for my writing endeavors. And for reading! My CP Liz went to Comic Con, and because she is utterly rad (yes I said rad), she brought me some exciting ARCs including Shatter Me and Legend. Whee! Go check out her blog because she will be hosting some amazing giveaways sometime soon.

In other news: LASCBWI is this week!!!! I am so excited, I can barely contain myself. I went to this conference last summer on a whim--a stalker's whim. I wasn't blogging or tweeting myself, but I was Twitter-stalking, and a particular agent that I liked had tweeted something about catching a flight to L.A. I wondered what was going on in my city, because I'd never even heard of SCBWI. Fortunately, I guess last summer registration didn't sell out, because I was able to join the society and sign up for the conference about four days before it began. I think that's where I came up with the name for my blog, too, because boy did I feel suuuuuper awkward all weekend. I loved the speakers and meeting other writers, but I felt a bit like a giraffe wandering through a meerkat community.

But not this year! Joining SCBWI has enabled me to meet my critique partners, which is how I got into blogging, which is how I met all you cool folks. I'm so looking forward to catching up with friends and meeting other bloggers face to face. If you're going to be at the conference and happen to see this giraffe ambling through the corridors, please come say hi, and I will do the same. In that spirit, I'm also updating my profile picture, since I don't plan on donning the pink bunny ears despite the instant recognition they would bring me.

Hope to see you there!


  1. I felt awkward as can be last year, too. Luckily I'll be MUCH more at ease this year.

    Anyway, if you're going to be hanging around Liz then I know we will meet up! Se you there!

  2. It's hard sometimes to stay caught up with blogging and commenting and such ...

    It's funny, you spend a lot of energy and desire building up a base of readers, and then you feel like a jerk for not reading, responding, or posting often enough.

    It's all good, my dear :-) And enjoy!

  3. Can't wait to see you in LA. Glad you changed your picture so I can hunt for you better, not that I didn't love the rabbit ears.

  4. I love how you got to blogging! Each story is so neat to hear!! Have fun at the conference!!

  5. SO jealous that you are going to LA SCBWI. Have fun, and I can't wait to hear all about it!

  6. Have fun at LA SCBWI!! Can't wait for the recap! I'll be living vicariously...

  7. I do hope to bump into you there! I'm super excited as it's goign to be my first time as well. Hope to see you at the ball on Saturday and kidlit drink night on sunday :P