So I'm officially the worst blogger ever. I guess I sorta kinda maybe took the month of June off...necessary, but no fun! I miss hanging around the blogosphere! Hopefully, with BEA and WIFYR over, I'll get back to my regular postings.
I'm a little late on the BEA front, but better late than never, right? I spent the week of June 4th in NYC with my friend Taryn. We hung out with some awesome people *waves to Naughty Brent* and got lots and lots of books:
Basically, BEA is like writer porn. There are books everywhere and ZOMG THERE ARE SO MANY WHERE DO WE GO NEXT?!?!?!?!?!?!
I went out for lunch with my agent, which was a lot of fun, and I got to meet authors and editors and all those wonderful people. It really was a fabulous networking opportunity, and I'm so glad I was able to attend.
Taryn flew back to Utah with me and stayed for WIFYR, or Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, Utah's annual writing conference. It was so much fun! I had a hotel sleepover with my critique partners (Celesta and Melanie), and I bummed around with some pretty cool writerly people, including Taryn's critique group (Katie, Robin, Emily, and Ilima). I also won a first chapter contest for my WIP, which was kinda exciting.
All sort of shenanigans transpired, but I'm a little short on time this morning so I won't go into the details. But finally, our announcement! Today, the fabulous Brent Taylor has joined Teen Eyes! Brent is a fantastic editor with tons of experience. So if you're looking for a manuscript critique, hop on over to the Teen Eyes website and hit up Brent! (Or me, or Taryn. But mostly Brent.)
More to come....:)