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.”
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?