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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Room with a view - LA Bound!

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LA Bound

I've made the leap!

I am definitely going to LA this year for the SCBWI Summer Conference. I wanted to go last year but hemmed and hawed so I've already booked my hotel room at the conference rate. Room with a View!

And I found a great deal on Air Tran for about 300$ RT. What?!

Now I am just anxiously awaiting the schedule. I am up for a speaker role in LA, but not sure if it will pan out. We will see. Waiting to hear from Liz on that front. I'm already scheduled to speak at MidSouth this fall. Carolinas asked but it is the same weekend so I think I'll be doing that one in 2010.

Only bummer about the LA trip is that I have to take the red eye back on Sunday night. So I will miss Monday. Poop! Of course - my daughter's school starts early this year. And her first day in Big Girl Kindergarten is that same Monday. I cannot - will not - miss that.

So I'll be going in on Thursday morning to pal around and will have to jet out on the 10 pm Sunday - arriving at 5am Monday (please don't let it be late or cancelled!)

I'm feeling it this year. I am ready to put the investment into going. I am so excited and cant wait to meet some blogger friends. I know Suzanne Young is going as well as some others.

Who else is going? Leave me a comment and let me know. Maybe we can all have a meeting place. I feel like I know some of you so well. Its like Internet dating right. It'll be weird :)

Anyone looking for a roomy? I'm not sure yet if I am going to stay alone or with a roomy. Can't decide!

Doesn't matter. I have a room with a view and hope in my heart.

16 comments:

shanasilver said...

I'm going to SCBWI LA! I didn't know we could book the hotel rooms already. I better get on that. I have my flights booked.

I would love to meet up!

(I don't need a roommate because my critique partner and I are rooming together. And meeting each other for the first time!)

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like it will be a blast no matter what! No, I'm not going. Maybe one of these years! Have fun.

Kelly said...

I wish I was going!

beth said...

I am so jealous/proud/in awe of you! All at the same time!! :)

jessie said...

You might be speaking?! That's awesome. Even more awesome is that you are flying all night to make your daughter's first day of kindergarten. What a mom.

Robyn said...

I can't go, but I wish I could. I know you'll have an awesome time. You'll blog and tell us all about it right? :0)

Irene Latham said...

Congrats on making the leap! Excited for you!! And no, I'll be speaking at a conference in MS... look forward to your report!

Kim Kasch said...

I'm so excited for you - me and the girls from my critique group are planning to go next year.

Plus, I'm nominating your for the Lemonade Stand Award for your blog - stop by mine to get the scoop.

King of my Throne said...

Have un in LA. The First day of kindergarten is a big day! Is her class an entire day or half a day?

Katie said...

I'll see you there :-) Been checking plane tickets all week!

C.R. Evers said...

ohhhh man! That's awesome! Have fun! Maybe I'll get to go next year. This year I'll just have to read everyone's blog updates and wipe up my drool. ;0)

Have fun! I know you will!

christy

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, sounds fun! Good for you.

Suzanne Young said...

I'll be there too. Southwest had some smokin' deals

A. said...

Congrats on your commitment to LA. What an honor to even be considered for speaking there. The LA conference seems like such a far-fetched dream for me--but thanks to you, it will come alive!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Hey, I'll be there too!! Hopefully we'll meet :^)

Jill Corcoran said...

I'll be there and I can't wait to meet you! See you for drinks in the lobby.
The schedule is up on the SCBWI site, btw.