Not only am I alive, but the combined efforts of the OfficeMouse and the AppleGenius drove the demons out of my laptop. All vital signs are stable, no data lost.
Right now I’m in the John Wayne airport (which makes me laugh every time I say it), waiting for the plane home. I’ll get there between 10 and 11 tonight, if all goes well. No, I will not be blogging then. I will be executing a perfect faceplant in my pillow and going to sleep.
Conference summary: fun, friendly and inspiring. I have a bazillion photos, good stories (I met one of my favorite authors!), a report about the glamor and dazzle of the Newbery/Caldecott dinner, and maybe a new video. They’ll be dribbling out of my computer over the next week.
Before I board, I have three things to remind you about:
2. I am the featured author all week in the Barnes & Noble online book club called the Family Room. Pour yourself some tea or coffee and join us.
3. Tomorrow is July 1st – the kickoff of my 15-minute a day writing challenge! Are you ready? Are you willing? Are you able? Write yourself a reminder note right now and stick it where you will see it tomorrow. Sharpen the pencils, clean off the keyboard, and take a deep breath. I don’t care how freaking busy you are. You can find fifteen minutes. You deserve it.
They’re calling my plane. Here’s a photo of me at an illustrator’s luncheon. It’s representative of what a colorful blur this weekend was.