Thursday, May 16, 2013

SCBWI LA or BUST!

I did it! I registered for the International SCBWI Summer conference in L.A. 


In hopes of offsetting the cost of the trip, I entered the FAiRy gOdSiStErS' annual scholarship contest. The challenge was to write at least one, but no more than three haiku telling them why I should be picked for this year's conference.  Winning haiku receives $1000 towards the conference. 

I didn't win. YA writer, Heather Hamilton-Senter won with her winning Haiku, The Haiku Trilogy of the Querying Author. You can read her winning entry on the FAiRy gOdSiStErS' Facebook page.

Now it looks like I am going to have to sell one of my sons to pay for the trip. My first-born is very bright and can serve as your personal encyclopedia. Really. Who needs Google when you've got him? My youngest makes a great pet. He'll play ball with you and provide you with lots of snuggle time. 
Any takers? 

On second thought, I think I'll keep them. 


Image courtesy of Daniel St. Pierre / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Here's the cost of my trip:

SCBWI LA conference: $795

Hotel: $627

Airfare: $200

Cost of a jam-packed weekend of agents, editors, inspiration, knowledge, insights, memories,  friendships... 

PRICELESS!


I signed up for the Monday Intensives too. It's an extra full day of personal growth and hands-on instructions. I figured if I'm going to spend that much on a conference, I might as well go for broke. Sure, it cost an arm and a leg, but at least I still have my head!


Here is the haiku I submitted for the contest:

A Writer's Dream

Critiques Revisions

A tub full of hot tea
Life of a writer

Yearning to be free

Spreading magical seeds- like
a dandelion

To inspire and

be desired- dreams of an
author wannabe



If you want to donate to the "Writer's Dream" fund, I accept Paypal! 

I hope to see you at the SCBWI in L.A! 


18 comments:

  1. Oy! Good luck! You will have so much fun. It's to pricey for me this year, but it's on my bucket list. Guess I'd better start saving my pennies!

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    1. Yes, it is! I figured I'd better sign up now because the price will keep going up if I wait any longer. May just be a one time thing for me unless I win the lotto.

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  2. Yay Romelle! I'm contemplating next year. :)

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    1. Then you'll have time to save up! Instead of contemplating, say you'll do it! Yay, for you.

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  3. Heard it's a great conference from my YA/children's writer friends. Have a great time!

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    1. That's good to hear because it costs a pretty penny and more.

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  4. Good for you, Romelle. You won't regret it!

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    1. Sylivia, I wish you could go this year.

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  5. Lucky! I really like your haiku! It's a shame you didn't win! :(
    Have fun!
    Erik

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    1. Thanks, Erik! I have a feeling that you'll be attending this conference one of these days.

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  6. So glad for you. I'd love to go. I'm jealous.

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    1. I was jealous last year, so now I made it a point to go this year regardless if I could afford it or not. Your time will come, Nessa!

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  7. I've been thinking about a new encyclopedia...Would he sit politely and answer all sorts of research questions about being a boy? And what school is like these days? Also, does he do any babysitting?
    Congratulations!!

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    1. Yes. Yes. Yes.... Sold! Congratulations, Lauri. As a bonus, I am throwing in 2 for the price of one. They will arrive via Fedex at your front door tomorrow. Sorry, no refunds. Sold as is. :o)

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  9. I'm gonna do it next year!!! I have too much stuff goin' on this summer!!! SO! You gotta tell us all about it!!! I'm countin' on you woman! Okay?!!!!!!!!!! Can I use anymore exclamation points in one comment??????????? *sigh* Heads up Romelle. Your haiku is made of bodacious goodness for our eyes. xoxo

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    1. I will! I will! i will! When Robyn speaks, I listen!!! And yes, you must go next year so YOU can tell me all about it too!!!! But I really wish you could go this year. Thanks for your nice comment. "Bodacious goodness!" That about sums up who you are. <3

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