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!
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.
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!
Hello fellow Elevensie! I will be there. Hope to see you!
Well then by all means, squee away!
You are going to have THE best time.
(Good thing I proofed, because I wrote the beast time at first!...but you never know...)
OMG, I'm going to SCBWI NY. We must say hello. We share a birthday for heaven's sake!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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. :)
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.
Have a blast, Carrie! Conferences are so much fun!
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!
Those are all perfectly good reasons to squee, or even SQUEE! Have a great time at the conference!
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!
I second your pre-squee! It's awesome you get to meet your brother, too.
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:-)
So cool!! I wish I were going!!
I'm beyond jealous! I hope you have an amazing time with all of that!
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. :-)
Woohoo! That sounds like a blast! I wish I lived anywhere close to NY, but alas...
Someday, Carrie, Someday. Hopefully at ComicCon or something.
wow - i need to hear the brother story! wont make NYC but am going to LA
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)
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. :)
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!
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! :)
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!
Have an amazing time at the conference! And Wow oh wow about the brother thing. I bet he's a secret ninja.
Hahaha have fun in NYC!!! I'm stuck in Canada!!!
so jealous! Wish I could be there! have fun.
I wanna see your new zombie shirt and boots! Sounds like trip of a lifetime on many levels. FUN!
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 :)
Your brother? Oh my word, how exciting! Good luck with everything, and enjoy the conference awesomeness!!
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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