Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm Back!

Did you miss me? Did the taxes (check); cleaned out the raised beds from last year (check); rescued daughter who had tripped backward over some yard obstacle (first frightening dash through the yard as son screamed Help! Help! ... not recommended); drove five hours to St. Louis for FAB agents day and spent time with three interesting agents and a mess o' interesting kidlit writers while family wandered the zoo in sudden inexplicably cold temps; survived long drive home on snow-covered I-44 while kids watched movies and occasionally announced they had waited until bladders were on Defcon 4 before sharing the info with us, the drivers.

I may actually be ready to go back to work tomorrow!


  1. Glad you made it safe and sound! So the conference was good/inspiring/productive?

  2. Hi GEW. Yeah, the conference was good (they brought in strong speakers), inspiring (I got a great read from one agent who said he loved the writing, and that it was lyrical), and productive (in that I'm revved up to finish rewriting the chapter book as an older and more layered middle grade novel). Ouf. Just as well, since hubby and forbearing children would otherwise have felt the trip lacked a motive (other than the zoo, that is)!

  3. Oh my goodness! Sounds tornado-esque! But congrats on the conference and the ready-to-go-back-to-workness. :D