Ways you can tell it’s spring in New England–the trees are in bloom; you’ve sent your wool coat to the back of your closet; and you’re headed to Springfield, MA for the annual NESCBWI conference!
Last year was my first NESCBWI conference, and it went super well. I listened to awesome speeches, took part in cool workshops, and (best of all) met my amazing critique group. I’m excited to go back this year, knowing a bunch more people from real life and the online kidlit universe.
How you feel as a newbie:
How you also feel as a newbie:
How you feel going your second/third/forty-fifth year:
Trying to figure out which room you need to be in for your first session:
When a totally famous author makes eye contact with you during the keynote:
When someone asks a question that is only related to their very specific experience and benefits no one else:
When someone asks a good, thoughtful question that will benefit everyone:
Getting retweeted by other conference attendees:
Your attitude towards coffee:
During a query/manuscript critique with your dream agent:
Meeting a someone you know from #kidlit/#yalit in person:
When you see an illustrator’s business card:
When someone gives a really moving and inspiring keynote/workshop/panel:
When we all talk about how wonderful and important it is to create books for children and teens:
More conference gif fun continues with Part II tomorrow!