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.
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Here's the cost of my trip:
SCBWI LA conference: $795
Cost of a jam-packed weekend of agents, editors, inspiration, knowledge, insights, memories, friendships...
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
A tub full of hot tea
Life of a writer
Yearning to be free
Spreading magical seeds- like
To inspire and
be desired- dreams of an
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!