After Conference Learnin’

1-IMG_5349Gosh, I’ve been busy bidding (and losing and then having to bid again) and writing and reading and revising ever since I returned from Springmingle, our SCBWI Southern Breeze region’s spring conference. But that’s fine with me. I’m always so energized by a conference–I can’t wait to get to work. And I can’t wait to put all my new learnin’ to work!

I’ll try to get around to sharing a few great tips from a couple speakers but for now, you can check out the learnin’ I grabbed at a PAL Panel. (PAL stands for Published and Listed in SCBWI so these are members with serious experience under their writing belts.) Heather Montgomery and Sara Lynn Cramb packed a lot of information into a panel discussion on alternate streams of income for kidlit writers and illustrators, and so I pulled a few of their ideas and shared them over at the Muffin in “Learning Something New.”

Honestly, they could’ve written a book on the subject. And come to think of it, maybe they will!


Freelancer Tip and Other Super Stuff

Just a heads up that I’m over at The Muffin today, blogging about a freelancer tip that will start you on the road to profitability.

Ooooh, that sounds good, doesn’t it? I should use that hook again. (Um, yeah. You’ll probably see it next week.)

And a reminder that it’s not too late to leave a comment to win Chicken Soup’s Boost Your Brain Power. So dash over here for a chance that will start you on the road to brainy brilliance. (Technically, it’s not the exact same line. So it doesn’t count.)

Oh, wait! My friend, Sally Apokedak, is giving away a Kindle Fire over at her blog. So you’ll want to dash over there and sign up before it’s too late!

You know, a freelance tip and a book doesn’t seem half as exciting now.