SCBWI Writer’s Day

Trouble Beneath The Waves received a Special Mention at today’s SCBWI Writer’s Day. For some reason I thought winners of the contests (2 honorees in each category—Most Promising Manuscript and Special Mention) had already been announced and printed on the SCBWI website, so I almost fell out of my chair when my name was called. I also had my ticket picked out of a pumpkin and won half off admission to the next Writer’s Day. And I have a new immediate goal of pouring over my manuscript and getting it out to the editor I met today and whose business card is in my possession. For 7 hours I listened and learned in an appealingly dimly lit auditorium—with a lunch break (during which I met a YA writer from Tehachapi whose novel-in-progress sounds utterly intriguing). For 7 hours there were no dirty diapers in my life, no pets to appease, no tantrums to breathe through, no boo-boo’s to kiss, no meals to ponder and produce.


The welcome I received upon returning home, however? Those little arms squeezing my neck as he declared his Wuv of Mama? The dog slobbery-ecstatic? My husband’s huge smile and congratulations? The house dissolving instantly into its own unique blend of (functional) domestic chaos? My best experience of the day.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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2 Responses to SCBWI Writer’s Day

  1. Beth Hull says:

    Ooh, good job! (Who knew you’d get a congratulations nearly 1.5 years after the fact?)

  2. Susan says:

    Awesome sauce! Congrats PB.

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