Had a wonderful time at the MD/DE/WV SCBWI meeting on Saturday! This was the first time in a very long time that I did NOT bring a manuscript for critique. It made for a very low-pressure experience. I did some critiquing of my own, though, and read some wonderful manuscripts from some up-and-coming writers. I also volunteered at the registration desk, which was fun. And mortifying at one point, as I spilled a cup of tea on the desk and the name tags. AGG! Fortunately, this is why conference name tags are usually encased in plastic, and the conference had officially started, so there weren’t many there. Still, I’m wondering if they’ll pass a “no food or drink at registration desk” rule because of this.
I also had two people track me down to get copies of “Bronze Dragon Codex” signed. I found it very amusing that, in a conference that was at least 90% female-attended, the two people who tracked me down to get BDC signed were male. I signed and stamped them (we have an R.D. Henham stamp) and thanked them for buying the book. Then a few minutes later one of them came back and gave me this wonderful drawing! I need to start an area in my office for these!