rhcrayon: The Blog! - My Table. And SCBWI-LA Writer's Day 2009 Photos
Aug. 1st, 2009
08:13 pm - My Table. And SCBWI-LA Writer's Day 2009 Photos
(Because the SCBWI Summer Conference is coming up, I feel some pressure to post something cheery and rah-rah about the writing life, in case SCBWI friends stop by. But, I'm like a 5th-year senior at this conference by now, so I'm just going to tell it like it is.)
Today the table I sit at every day, to write, smelled like B.O. It's in the far corner of the cafe, in its own sunny little glass case, not unlike a phone booth.
I set up all my stuff anyway—because I need this table—wondering how long the smell would last and whether I'd be sitting in it all day.
After ordering, I bussed a small plate with an open muffin wrapper on it. Then I thought, This muffin was probably eaten by the person with the B.O. I wondered if sweat glands were on me.
I washed my hands.
Of course, I'm probably sitting in the same chair as that person. And because the table hadn't been bussed, it also hasn't been wiped. I feel very connected right now.
I hope he got a lot of work done.
On an entirely different note, here are my photos from SCBWI-LA Writer's Day 2009! (It was only five and a half months ago. :P ) I was so worked up about entering the Writer's Day contest for the first time that I felt like I didn't take as many photos as usual. But apparently the habit kicked in. There's reasonable coverage. :) (During the slideshow, click "Show Info" to turn on captions.)
Also for your viewing convenience:
SCBWI-LA Writer's Day 2008: Photos | Blog entry
SCBWI-LA Writer's Day 2007: Photos | Blog entry
And if you want to hear me say something not jaded—
On the one hand, I want to downplay the meaning that winning the Writer's Day middle grade fiction contest this year had for me.
On the other hand, irrationally . . . that was one of the greatest days of my life.
Thank you, Lee Wind, for making a point of getting a photo of me, too!