I'm still thinking about the 25th Annual NESCBWI Regional Conference I attended this weekend. I hung out with some fantastic people (Kris Asselin, Laura Pauling, and Heather Kelly specifically) and learned a bunch of stuff.
I come here to learn stuff. Care to share?
- It's nice to have a room to yourself. After the constant go, go, go of the conference, there was nothing better than heading back up to my hotel room and sitting in silence.
- Kidlit writers are some of the friendliest people on the planet.
- Networking doesn't have to be anxiety-ridden. When I checked in on Friday, I asked the lady at the registration desk what I needed to know. She said "say hello to at least five new people a day." What a great low-stress idea.
- We rarely look like our avatar. I had problems recognizing both Laura and Heather (neither of whom I met in real life before). Laura pointed out I don't look like my avatar either.
- The silver KISS-esque boots are still winners. The meet and greet on Friday night was a silver-themed** and I rediscovered my knee-high silver boots. I've never gotten so many compliments on a pair of shoes in my life.
** For 25th anniversary, duh.
*** Please note that, as always, Alicia's goals are subject to change due to life and whim.
Last.fm hit of the day: Burning Times by Iced Earth