Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Where in the World has Kim been?

That's a good question, and one I can probably answer, but it won't be quick and believe me, it might even be painful.

Since July's World Cup post, I've been to Ocean City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, CA for the SCBWI Conference--pure awesomeness by the way (I'll post photos in the upcoming months--you know just me hanging with Stephen Chbosky, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Jay Asher, Thirteen Reason's Why), and the day after LA, I left for three weeks to camp in the Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. During the fall, I coordinated and ran Eastern Pa's Fall Philly Event, and spent my afternoons and weekends as my kiddos personal chauffeur. I've also been elbow deep in revisions for my New Adult, And Then He--and squeak: It's ALMOST ready to submit. I'm a little crazy and A LOT neurotic, but I swear to you I will be submitting it soon. Darn thing won't publish itself.

And shiver me timbers and call me stubborn, but after the Fall Philly event, I went back to work on the beginning of my Young Adult Contemporary Realistic, Starr Fall. Starr's story begs to be told, and she won't be quiet about it. She kicks my ass every so often to remind me that I need to submit her book if she's ever going to kick the Organization's ass. And da, da, dahhhhh, I think I've finally got the beginning Starr Fall was meant to have, and after my NY SCBWI intensives on Friday, I'll find out if I'm heading in the write direction... (You got that, right?)

So tomorrow I leave for the NYSCBWI conference, and I can't wait. It's my second conference as Co-Regional Advisor for Eastern PA, and let me tell you, SCBWI membership has it's privileges. I get to meet and hang out with hundreds of writers, illustrators, and creative types who LOVE books as much as I do.

AND you want to know what makes it even better? My Ink Sisters, Donna Boock and Alison Green Myers, are coming with me!! Eeeeppppp!! Inspiration will be ours!!


Off to pack my journals, notebooks, and pens...(Glad I stocked up on my office supplies.)

Stay tuned for details on the NY15SCBWI!!

Write on,
Kim