Tomorrow, guys. It’s tomorrow. That means tonight you need to carb up. A big huge pasta dinner. Hmmmmmm.
I wonder what the equivalent of a carb-load for writing is? What do you need to do to prepare yourself, your space, your family, your schedule, your bum, your clothes, your car, your life for the next three days of writing? Whatever it is for you, do it.
For me, it’s a big huge pasta dinner.
Or maybe a mini-marathon tonight.
ALSO . . . Here’s a message from Kimberly Reid who is fabulous and fancy and has awesome friends who are organizing some contests in relation to the WIFYR Conference this summer. You don’t want to miss this conference. Really. You don’t. And now’s the perfect time to sign up. She says . . .
Hey, friends. Some of my writers group members and I are holding contests on our blogs for anyone who signs up for Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. You can win books, signed books, and gift cards for books—all for registering for a conference you probably wanted to go to anyway. Can’t wait to see your comments on my blog (www.kimberlywebbreid.com), Valynne’s (www.valynne.com), Emily’s (www.emilywingsmith.com), and Brodi’s (brodiashton.blogspot.com). If you’re unsure about going to the conference, I’ve listed my top ten reasons why you should (http://kimreidbooks.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/the-best-writing-workshop-ever-and-free-books/). This is the cheapest conference for the quality of any I’ve seen or attended, and with the venue change it’s going to be more exciting than ever.
There will be longer guest post and a proper introduction to Kim in the upcoming weeks when we do more on the WIFYR conference. If you read her blog you will see just how awesome she is.
Okay. I think that’s all. Except drink lots of water. Stretch out your fingers. Buy some pasta. Read your favorite writing book. Wean yourself from the TV. Tomorrow it starts.
And Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
And you can still sign up. You should.
P.S. I will throw a copy of EVERYTHING IS FINE into the contest pot. If you a) sign up for the conference and b) leave a comment here saying why you signed up for the conference (duh, for the free book, of course) c) tell me it’s okay that my three year old prefers diapers to Batman underwear, you could be the proud winner of a shiny new copy of EVERYTHING IS FINE. I’ll even write whatever you want me to in the cover.