Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SCBWI Writer's Retreat

The SCBWI Novel Immersion Retreat last weekend was great! I met a lot of great people - writers, editors, a delightful agent (Michael Bourret with Dystel & Goderich Literary Mgt), worked on ms. and learned quite a lot. Connected with folks I haven't seen in a long time. All around excellent weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Writers Retreat this weekend - yahoo!

This weekend I will be attending the northern Nevada Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Novel Retreat in Tahoe! I'm looking forward to seeing friends there and, of course, meeting new ones - hopefully an editor, agent or both! It's always a very intensive experience attending any writers conference but this one will be even more focused than most, I think. It's all about refining your novel. I'm looking forward to the feedback from the editor or agent who will be critiquing my first pages. That's always a learning experience, too. I probably won't post again until after the weekend. Until then...

Monday, May 3, 2010

YA novel, Amulets of Nanda

Got back to work on a YA novel I'd started a while ago - "Amulets of Nanda." It's fun to start another book project but also scary. Must keep moving forward, though. Where else?