We are officially in Vegas and have been here for about two weeks now. It has been about 18 years since I lived here and boy has it GROWN! The weather is gorgeous this time of year,I had forgotten how lovely the mountain skyline can be. I will post pictures soon because I also want to show you the goodies I bought along the way from Texas to here!
We are still living in a hotel and out of suitcases. ugh..Yes, it's getting old! Hopefully that will be changing in the next week or two. We are all so ready to get back into a routine. And I'm especially ready to be cutting some felt! A lot of ideas have been brewing these past few weeks and I'm ready to play again.
Before we left San Antonio I treated myself to an scbwi conference hosted in Austin. It was such a treat to visit with friends and make new ones. I met up with some of my pbj gang...Laura, Janee and Patty. It's always such a blast to see them up close and personal. And chatting with Chris Barton, Chris Schechner and Christy Stallop was a hoot!
I highly recommend scbwi conferences. Try to make time and save your pennies for them when you can because it is such a great opportunity to connect with like minds. I always leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back to work.
For me, the gist of this conference was staying true to yourself and instead of trying to fit the market, do what YOU DO best. Basically, they can tell when it's from the heart and will work with you if they see something in you.
Hang in there gang. There is room for all of us, we just have to stick with it and be the best we can be. Focus on your work and getting it out there in a professional and eye catching manner.