|Kara and her turtle; me and DQC; and Sally and her knit-doll after the panel.|
A big thank you to Cathy C. Hall and Debra Tiefel Mayhew for hosting me at the SCBWI Southern Breeze schmooze.
I explained my somewhat convoluted path to publication and shared what I learned working with editors at AAL/Scholastic and Boyds Mill Press.
The coolest part was being part of a “First Pages Panel” with Kara Levy Beitz and Sally Apokedak. The talent was impressive and analyzing what worked and what didn’t was incredibly helpful. Thanks again, Southern Breeze!
sally apokedak says
No, the coolest part was your story of your trip to publication. I found it inspiring. You could have gone on for another hour and no one would have complained.
Thanks for taking the time to come and speak to those of us who are trudging along behind you.
Cathy C. Hall says
What Sally said. 🙂
Such a lot of wonderful take-away for all of us, Vicky. I hope Sally was taking notes for me!
Debra Mayhew says
I agree, too. I was captivated by your experience in publishing, and I needed to hear your advice about hanging in there and not taking the rejections personally. You were fantastic and we couldn’t have had a better speaker! Thanks, Vicky, and continued success to you on your career!
Wish I could have been there! But here’s the revelation I’ve had today from looking at the picture: I’m going to write a futuristic novel based on the idea of ‘hair-sharing’. Whenever you want straight-as-a-rod hair, ZZZZZZAP! I send you mine. WHen I’d like gorgeous, wavy, picture-perfect hair….ZZZZZAP! you send me yours. Seems lopsided to me, but maybe readers won’t notice?
Elizabeth O. Dulemba says
And you look great in red! 🙂 Wish I could have been there!
Vicky Alvear Shecter says
It was a great program. I wanna do more! I love hanging with my writer friends.
It was a great day! And something about your comment “Don’t stop at 29! You never know if #30 will be the one!” is really sticking with me for some reason ;). Fun event for all involved, I think!
Creepy Query Girl says
Congrats- looks like it was a good time!