Tomorrow I'll be attending my third SCBWI conference, and I am excited. Not just because I'm getting away from my hectic home for a day and a half (okay, that's a huge part of it), but because for the first time I feel like a writer. I've sweated; I've stacked up the rejection letters; I've collected a few "no, but here's my humble suggestion" letters (even better); I've started a website, blog and printed business cards; I've (drumroll) sold a story to Highlights. I am a writer!
I look forward to hopping into the fray this year, knowing that I can talk about writing and not sound completely stupid. Of course I'm still intimidated a wee little bit, but I am determined to move past those queasy feelings and make some real contacts. Wish me luck. I'll give a report when I get back (would you expect any less?).