Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Write the Book You Want to Read and Give the Speech...
I didn't attend SCBWI's New York conference this year, but I wish I'd been able to listen to keynote speaker Sara Zarr. The kidlit internet has been alive with admiration for what they heard her say, and after reading more about it here, I just had to post the link.
It's the speech she wanted to hear when she attended conferences, before she was published, while she was filled with frustration. It's about leading a creative life, and how that's the point of it all.
An agent at a conference told her: "The time between when you are no longer a beginner but you are not yet in the business is the hardest and no one can tell you how long this phase will last."
So what do you do during that phase?
You lead a creative life.
Read more about what Sara Zarr said here.