The cohesive bunch of volunteers who organized this event were incredible. Leeza Hernandez, Regional Advisor, was as warm and enveloping as a flannel blanket. And what touched me more than anything was how genuine and giving these ladies were. They sincerely wanted us to have a great time and improve our craft. I can’t begin to imagine how much time and sacrifice was put into creating such a vibrant event. Positively worth the two and a half hour ride.
Every detail was addressed, workshop facilitators were skilled and approachable, keynote speakers were motivating and funny, and food was scrumptious and in great abundance. I’ll need a solid week to process all the helpful tips that were shared so generously.
When you’re writing, it can get pretty lonely. Problems we encounter seem unique to us. But when published authors remark that they are still susceptible to social media distractions, writer’s block, and stale ideas, I suddenly muster my empowerment. Those obstacles that impacted my creative process don't seem as daunting now.
I am thankful for the NJ SCBWI team for being such encouraging cheerleaders!