3 S.R. Johannes: LA Bound - Round 2

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LA Bound - Round 2

Ok I am off to LA this week...yay!

This year, I am much more confident than last year.

1) I know my roommate this time. Kimberly and I are roomies again. Last year, we took a chance and roomed together after only knowing each other through our blogs (weird right?) This time, I know she is not really a hairy man in skivvies. I also know she doesn't snore. So I cant wait to see my wonderful friend. (who i just found out put me in her acknowledgements! That's right - me. Im moving up!)

2) I have gotten over my fear of meeting bloggers in person. It was such an amazing experience last year, that I have nothing to lose.

3) I have plans this time. yes I am soooo popular these days that I have plans already lined up. Some for breakfast, some for drinks (water of course :) and some for dinner. Ok sat night doesnt count b/c its the SCBWI party so EVERYONE is invited. But so far Im meeting Robin Mellom, Gretchen McNeil, Daisey Whitney, Suzanne Young, Stephanie Perkins, Kiersten White, Lisa Schroder (which still freaks me out b/c she's like one of my fav authors!), Lindsey leavitt, Sherrie Petersen, Carolina Valdez Miller, and Casey McCormick (who Im especially excited about meeting b/c she and Corey schwartz were two of my first followers long ago so I have a special place in my heart for them :) and more.

4) I got into the YA Master class. OMG I had been wanting this so bad. But they said I was a few down on the waiting list. So the chances were like 0%. I cant wait to hear Krista Marino, Random House/Delacorte, and her brilliance. editor for THE ALCHEMYST, THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, THE MAZE RUNNER, and KING DORK. See what I mean?

5) A weekend away. Though I love my kids dearly, I need a small break. A weekend where I am not talking about boo boos, poops, lack of poops, wants, needs. And if I have to watch Backyardigans's Robot one more time, I'll scream.

So even though I wont' be here blogging much - I will come back with some great notes I'll share. I also have some great guest posts coming this week, so give them some love.

See you on the other side. :)

14 comments:

DL Hammons said...

It sure sounds like a boatload of fun is headed your way. "ALL ABOARD!" :)

Enjoy yourself!

Nikki said...

See you there!!

Riv Re said...

Enjoy your vacation!
And I'll just sit here being jealous.

Al said...

Have a great time.
And enjoy childless freedom!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds fantastic!! Have a great time :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Have fun! It sounds awesome. I'd love to go some year when you're going & meet you. Can't wait to hear all about it. Don't worry about blogging. Just enjoy it.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Maybe you'll run into Martina! She's there already. I'm so happy you got into the master class and I can't wait to hear all the details! I think my saddest moment in not going was when I realized I wasn't going to meet all of the blogging buddies I've made since we started our blog. You are definitely on that list for me and I hope to meet up eventually! Though I'm remiss for skipping LA, I'm aiming to attend NY in the winter (hopefully) :) Enjoy LA!!!

Marissa

lisanowak said...

You're going to have such a great time. I envy you. You'll like Lisa Schroeder. She's a sweetie. And Suzanne's a real hoot. She'll keep you laughing.

kathrynjankowski said...

Have a great time! Wish I could be there.

Debbie said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!!

Kelly said...

You lucky girl, you! Have a blast in LA! Can't wait to hear about it here next week!

Jessie Oliveros said...

That sounds amazing. Especially the break from kids and Backyardigans part.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Yay!! This summer has been so busy I haven't even thought about the conference too much but I'm excited to be going. Can't wait to see you again!

Cuppa Jolie said...

Looking forward to seeing you again this year, Shelli! Felt like I barely got to say hello last year. Maybe this time we'll have more time to chat.

See you in a couple! :)