I would love to join in, but as on of the Co-chairs that organised it I have spent months planning it, the weekend delivering it and most of today getting home form it. I'm exhausted so I'm going to have to tion this blog post.
No not shun, TION, you'll soon see what I mean.
Foundation- Previous conferences have already set a high standard.
Preparation- Started almost as soon as last year's finished.
Cooperation- A crack team of organisers have worked closely together all year.
Motivation- The desire to make the conference better and better each year.
Distraction- Working on the conference when we probably should have been doing other things instead.
Creation-Creating an exciting programme that caters all day, every day for all our members.
Information- building a constant on-line presence through websites, social media and email so that you have all the up to date conference information.
Nation- Bringing together SCBWI members from all over our region and beyond.
Interaction- getting to know our delegates, especially those coming for the first time.
Promotion- of all our members, writers and illustrators, published and pre-published.
Celebration- the achievements of our members big and small all at the same time.
Exhilaration- The adrenaline rush as the weekend moves forward at lightning pace.
Medication- There were a few headaches on the way.
Satisfaction- of a conference well done.
So there you have it. I have well and and truly TIONED the 2015 SCBWI conference.