My daughter said to me today, "I can't believe I'm finally going to Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers! I've been wanting to go for five years now!"
Five years? Has it really been that long since the first time I went?
I guess so. My first experience at WIFYR was attending Brandon Sanderson's class in 2008. He told us that in five years we could be supporting our families as a writer.
I decided that I could do better. In in five years, I wanted to be the one teaching the class.
It's been five years. I'm a bit behind on some of my goals.
But although this process has taken longer than I expected, I know this year's WIFYR will give me renewed enthusiasm to forge onward, and lots of shiny new writing tools for my toolbox.
Can't wait for June!