Today should be amazing. The writer's intensive (long since sold-out) and the illustrator's intensive promise to be remarkable opportunities for both sharing our work and improving our craft, and there are always success stories of writers who share their pages and have an editor or agent fall in love with their work...
Also, don't miss the special SCBWI Winter Conference edition of Kid Lit Drink Night, brought to us by the amazing Betsy Bird. And it's barely two blocks from the conference hotel - so we out-of-towners don't have to freeze too much to join in! (Though if it really does drop to 20 degrees on Friday like my weather app says, I'll be taking a cab and just tipping the driver well to compensate for the short trip!) And no, you don't have to drink to join in - order a soda or a water like I will, but come claim your place as part of the greater kid lit community!
Tomorrow the conference launches into full-on AMAZING mode, so check in with myself and the rest of SCBWI Team Blog at The Official SCBWI Conference Blog for all the latest posts.
Also, you can follow the fun on twitter by searching/following the hashtag:
You can even register for the conference as a walk-in. So today's your last day to get to New York (unless you're close enough to drive in Saturday AM!)
Oh, and here's my favorite SCBWI Conference etiquette advice video (Giant THANK YOUS! thanks to Arthur A. Levine and Paula Yoo for being my co-conspirators in making this happen!)
Here's to a great conference!