3 S.R. Johannes: LILA's Blog Takes Over (Guest Post)

Friday, July 30, 2010

LILA's Blog Takes Over (Guest Post)

LILA has taken over...

Lisa:
How much would you pay to be at SCBWI LA right now?

Laura: *Logs into bank account and cries a little bit* $25. But I think that’s part of the problem.

Lisa: Maybe we should open up some sort of business on the side like Shelli. I mean, she’s at the conference right now.

Laura: YES. I wonder if anyone would pay for celebrity-inspired poetry. I could start that back up.

Lisa: *searches Craigslist* What are you doing next Saturday? There’s a want-ad for a couple face painters for a kids’ birthday party. I can paint a mean unicorn.

Laura: I’m actually busy. Cash for Gold is at the downtown Marriot. I have a few broken necklaces and my class ring.

Lisa: Well, after the birthday party I’ll probably have some writer friends over. I’m gonna host a few SCBWI-inspired workshops here.

Laura: When were you planning on telling me?

Lisa: Um…I mean…I don’t know…I just figured you’d be busy.

Laura: Yeah, well, I am. I mean, Cash for Gold is a popular event. Have fun “honing your craft.”

Lisa: What?

Laura: It’s just…that’s what the SCBWI Conference description says. You’ll hone your craft and take your writing to the next level. Is that what you’re going to be doing in your living room?

Lisa: Probably. I’ll have some snacks too.

What will you be doing while instead of going to LA?

19 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Wishing I were there :)

no, actually, we have company this weekend, so I won't be missing it too much (okay, that's kind of a lie).

Hardygirl said...

We're out in Colorado, right now (nice, yes). BUT--this weekend (as in tomorrow), we will start our 22 hour drive back to Mississippi. Yes. 22 HOURS. With our children. In a minivan.

Pray for my soul.

sf

Stina Lindenblatt said...

*waves from her hotel in LA* :D

Kristi Helvig said...

@Hardygirl--I'm in Colorado too. Good luck w/ the 22 hour drive--you're braver than I am.

LiLa--hilarious! You make me want to hone my craft too. :)

storyqueen said...

I will be writing. Or at least I'd better be writing. I NEED the time to work on some stuff, which is why I am not letting myself go.

I am such a meanie.

Shelley

Tere Kirkland said...

This weekend I will finally finish this last round of revisions!!

Yes!

Hope everyone at the conference (and those sitting home alone guzzling Prosecco and eating Twizzlers) has a good weekend, too. ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Wishing I was there too!

And enjoying family time :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm not a member of SCBWI...but I've been a member of RWA for 15 years or so. I'm thinking I need to do both, I guess? I still write both, but mostly middle grade, but the problem is, there's no local chapter of SCBWI. RWA has a local chapter that meets monthly...are there SOME local SCBWI chapters, just not Nashville?

Matthew Rush said...

Hmm. Not sure. Probably drinking heavily. Or WriteOnCon. Or both. When is it again?

Today's guest blogger is Rose Cooper!

lexcade said...

moving, and cursing the gods who made moving so damn difficult.

Heidi Willis said...

LOL! Us authors who write for adults miss out on all the fun!! (and yes, I could write crime or romance and still catch some fun, but I don't do that either... kinda sucks).

I'll be at home drinking champagne and playing on my new computer and waiting for the inevitably enviable blog posts next week!

Little Ms J said...

You girls are hilarious! I wish I lived close.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I SO BAD wish I was in LA! But maybe not . . . YOU are all not there either!

What am I doing? Oh, I got this deadline where I gotta write, like, um, 5,000 words a day until next Friday when I turn in my next book to my editor. I started three weeks ago. I probably should get off blogger then . . . . see ya!

Elana Johnson said...

Languishing on the couch? Yeah, that sounds good.

Joanna said...

Editing for clients--I am so, so bummed not to be going. :-(

WriteOnCon will have to make up for missing it!!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll be working on two WIPs that have been collecting dust. And exercising. Haven't been doing enough og that lately.

Stephen Tremp

Julie Hedlund said...

I'm trying to contain my jealousy. So far it's not going very well, but I took my frustration out on the weeds in my garden, so that's good.

Tomorrow we leave for vacation. that will help much.

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