Wow. Just that.
I've had an insane past couple weeks.
I was in NYC at the beginning of the month for the 2013 Winter SCBWI conference. I can't tell you how amazing it is as a reader, writer, and librarian to be standing in a crowd and suddenly have someone quite, quite famous walk past you. It's just... it makes you spill things.
I also had some amazing fun meeting my editor, Sarah Shumway, Katherine Tegen (yes, I said that) my agent, Adriann Ranta, some amazing Harper authors such as Matt Kirby, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Gail Carson Levine (!!), and Jodi Meadows.
Jodi Meadows is just like a Happy Meal. There's lots of stuff jammed into a small package and she comes with her own toys. Yes, really.
And while all this awesome was happening, I was also constantly in the presence of my excellent and admirable CPs Liz Coley, RC Lewis and MarcyKate Connolly, who made sure that The Mindy was never lost, stolen, or broken. It's a good thing I have some keepers.
And on top of all that I had pizza in Grand Central Station with a bunch of my AgentQuery Connect compatriots, the aforementioned CP's along with Charlee Vale and Matt Sinclair of Elephant's Bookshelf Press.
And then I get an email from Beth Revis inviting me to join The League of Extraordinary Writers. I honestly spent most of my flight home suffering from a very positive and awesome form of PTSD. I have no idea what just happened to me, but I loved every second.