Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pre SQUEE

I have a pair of awesome new boots, a new haircut, and tickets to NY. Who else out there is going to SCBWI NY? Because I want to meet you, and gush all over you (figuratively, not literally) for reading my blog, and show you my new zombie shirt.

SIDENOTE: It is such a good thing that I proof my blog posts, because I misspelled "shirt."

Anyway, I'm so excited about this trip that I have started squeeing at random moments. Why? Let me tell you why:
  • I will be in a room full of other people who squeal like fangirls when Libba Bray walks in. These are my peepul.
  • I will hopefully get to meet some of you. And gush. (I'm beginning to think I need ointment. Or a pressure valve. Or both.) If you come and find me, I'll give you one of my awesome Weird Magnet business cards, assuming they come in early enough.
  • I am tentatively lunching with Rock Star Editor Wendy. Hopefully all the squees will be out of my system by then. If not, I plan to gift her with a set of zombie print earplugs.
  • I'm meeting my brother for the first time. Yep. You read that right. This is a completely unforeseen part of the whole blogging and writing gig. I get fan mail on occasion, which is SO KEWL and MAKES ME ALL BOUNCY AND ANNOYING for the rest of the day and, most importantly, MAKES ME WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Anyway, one day, I opened up my fan mail, and it said, "I think I'm your brother." And HE IS. So we're going to meet while I'm in town, and that elevates the trip from So Freaking Awesome to Really Really So Freaking Awesomesauce.

So I hope you don't mind if I start the countdown. It's 21 days until I leave for New York. SQUEEEEEEEEE!

37 comments:

Candice said...

Wow, that's full trip. I want a pair of zombie print earplugs. Those are going to be collectibles for sure. That's really cool about your brother.

MeganRebekah said...

Yay, someone else going to NYC for the conference too!
I'm going with the three fabulous girls from my writing group, we're all so excited!

Kim Harrington said...

Hello fellow Elevensie! I will be there. Hope to see you!

Barry Napier said...

Well then by all means, squee away!

storyqueen said...

You are going to have THE best time.

(Good thing I proofed, because I wrote the beast time at first!...but you never know...)

Shelley

K. M. Walton said...

OMG, I'm going to SCBWI NY. We must say hello. We share a birthday for heaven's sake!!!!

Emily said...

Kiddo, that's wonderful about your brother! So exciting! When is the conference? I might be able to wangle a super discount bus ticket from DC to NY and we could do coffee or lunch or just wave to each other from across the street. FB me!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Totally cool! I lurv NYC! Catch a broadway show, eat hot dogs in times square, get mugged on the subway. Take it all in. And have fun meeting your Bro. That is way cool.

Donna Gambale said...

Completely squee-worthy! I and the rest of my crit/blog group are also attending... and we'll be carrying around First Novels Club tote bags to make it easier for our blogger friends to find us! I'll keep an eye out for your zombie accessories!

Stephanie Faris said...

When is the conference? I'm out of the loop! I'm hoping by next year I'll be attending as a published author. Still in the waiting period... I have the agent, just no publisher yet.

Kristi said...

I won't be at the conference but hope you have a blast. The coolest part is the whole meeting your brother thing. The random, unexpected bits in life are by far the best IMO. :)

Carolyn V. said...

That's amazing! A trip to meet Libba Bray and your brother. Very cool.

Someone in my critique group is going to the same conference. I can't wait to hear about it! You'll have to fill us in.

PJ Hoover said...

Have a blast, Carrie! Conferences are so much fun!

Cate Gardner said...

Jealous.

Valerie said...

That is SO AWESOME! Especially the brother part. My brother lives out there too! I'm so jealous. I wanted to go to SCBWI NYC but I think I'm going to the one in LA in August.

Have a fabulous time!

K.C. Shaw said...

Those are all perfectly good reasons to squee, or even SQUEE! Have a great time at the conference!

Solvang Sherrie said...

How amazing to find a new brother! I found a new cousin a couple years ago :)

Have fun at SCBWI-NY. Jealous!! Wish I could meet you in person!

Mariah Irvin said...

I second your pre-squee! It's awesome you get to meet your brother, too.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

I'll be there with the girls in my critique group--The First Novels Club--we're all going to be carrying around tote bags that say First Novels Club on them so we're easy to find! Can't wait to meet you and gush:-)

Nadine said...

So cool!! I wish I were going!!

Have fun!!

ElanaJ said...

I'm beyond jealous! I hope you have an amazing time with all of that!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

The universe is so totally an completely in your corner right now, girl. I hope you are playing the lottery, and whatever else requires random luck, every day right now - your touch is Midas, girl!

Woohoo on the brother - that is super cool. :-)

Natalie said...

Woohoo! That sounds like a blast! I wish I lived anywhere close to NY, but alas...

Someday, Carrie, Someday. Hopefully at ComicCon or something.

Shelli said...

wow - i need to hear the brother story! wont make NYC but am going to LA

Scillius Maximus said...

Have a blast!! And if you have a break in the schedule, hit Time Square and see if there's a discount show you'd like to see.

Also, don't forget that the Jersey Division of my R2NAS* is standing by with weapons sharpened, if you need'em.


(*Rapid Response Ninja Attack Squad)

Kasie West said...

How exciting. And, uh, wow about your brother. How awesome is that. I really wish I was going because it would be so fun to meet you. Maybe next year. :)

Hayley said...

No, I'm not going, but I'm so excited for you all that squeeing and fun events planned, I hope you have an awesome time!

Larissa said...

Yay for you! That is so awesome about your brother!

I'm going to the SCBWI FL conference next week, so I won't make it to the NY one. I had to choose FL for two reasons: 1) I can drive there. and 2) I hate snow.

But have an awesome time and tell us all about it when you get back! :)

Brigitte said...

ah, new york city. sinatra was right - it really does never sleep (and it doesnt really surprise me, with its available starbucks every two street-corners!).
i spent four days there last year and absolutely loved it! the only downside was the culture shock. it was so smoggy, i was sick when i came back home as my body tried to clean up all that yucky black air.
but it was still worth it!! i was hoping to do a little bit of star gazing, but the rush was so quick. no free time!
it's a really great city - you'll not once be bored!
hope you have a ball of a time there as much as i had!

xoxo!!
http://looking-glass-fables.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Have an amazing time at the conference! And Wow oh wow about the brother thing. I bet he's a secret ninja.

Maura said...

Hahaha have fun in NYC!!! I'm stuck in Canada!!!

C.R. Evers said...

so jealous! Wish I could be there! have fun.

Lorna said...

I wanna see your new zombie shirt and boots! Sounds like trip of a lifetime on many levels. FUN!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

I WISH I could attend the conference, but I've got to save the moola till the man half gets a new client. He's going to be a free agent in a few weeks.

And how cool is that that you will be meeting your brother! I found, thanks to careful detective work by yours truly, and a lil help from facebook, my half-sister! We've never met and she didn't know I existed, but she's coming up to NY next month and we'll be meeting up for the very first time!

If you come back for BEA I MIGHT be able to meet up at the Javits :)

Stephanie Perkins said...

Your brother? Oh my word, how exciting! Good luck with everything, and enjoy the conference awesomeness!!

Lizzy Mason said...

I'm not going to the conference but I live in NYC! Wish I could go, but...work and money and all that rot.

Have an awesome time! And if anyone wants to arrange a post-conference gathering, I'm happy to help plan!

Awesome about your brother, too!! Hope all goes well!

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