The SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles starts tomorrow. I really wish I could go. I don't mean to sound spoiled--I just went to the PNWA Conference last week, as you know, and I loved it. Plus I flew to NY for the SCBWI Winter Conference in 2007, and that's still a big deal to me, let me tell you.
The flip side of a conference is that while we're attending one, we're not writing, and going to too many conferences gets pricey. Each of us really has to pick and choose what we can afford, time-wise and money-wise, each year. But you know... we can wish. Wishing is free.
Here's a picture of the ad for the SCBWI Summer Conference that I received a while back.
I'm from California. Have I mentioned that? I don't think I have. I've covered my family's East Coast roots and the fact that I live in beautiful Washington (I really do love it here), but I don't believe I've mentioned that I grew up in L.A. County. Where the conference is. Yep, it's not unreasonably far from my old house.
I AM going next year. Really. 2010, baby.
So...what is your dream conference or workshop? That Hawaii Writers Conference doesn't look too shabby, does it?