It's funny. Just getting the speech together made me excited to rework my goals. I'm looking forward to cleaning my office (after asking myself the dreaded question, "What kind of person works in here?")
Yep, time to clean.
My speech Saturday went great. It was a fantastic turnout (about 40 people), and given this is the middle of summer, it's even better. Everyone seemed happy to work on their goals, and share their own tips on time management.
Special thanks to Tim Crow, our Austin SCBWI Regional Advisor) for having me, and to my publisher, Miriam Hees, and my editor, Madeline Smoot, for coming! Madeline brought my book jacket to show off at the end of the meeting, and Miriam asked the nice question, "Why don't you tell us about your book?" And thank you to everyone who came! I really appreciate it :)
My personalized fruit rollups (with title and author as tongue tattoos) went over well, and some even dared to use try to tongue tattoos on themselves.
After the meeting was lunch at La Madeline with Madeline, Greg and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Anne Bustard, Carmen Oliver, and Brian Anderson. If you happen to get Highlights, check out the July issue for a fantastic answer to why mood rings change color by Brian Anderson (you may also know him as the author of the great Zack Proton books.
You can read about my speech at Carmen Oliver's blog and Alison Dellenbaugh's blog.
And here's a rather orange photo I snagged from Alison's blog of me with author Mark Mitchell.
So plan your goals, and have a great Monday!