I’ve run away from home. Not far, just across town, but far enough to feel ilke I’m on vacation. Its the annual writer’s conference I go to here in Mesa. I look forward to hanging out with all these people that are way more creative than I am. This year, because my focus has been on teaching and pursuing my masters’, I haven’t written much. It’s sad, actually, because writing is my happy place. Times and seasons….they say…..
Being around creative people isn’t the only perk of this ‘trip’. I also get to meet famous and semi famous people and stun them with my wit (silent awe) during lunch and other gatherings. I also get to be on my feet, organize things, and act like I know stuff. Wait…that’s what I do every day. I guess the difference is I get paid more….no, I don’t actually get paid anything. Why do I do this? Oh yeah, because writer’s are really nice people.
Today I got to spend some time with Brandon Mull. If you have been living under a rock for the past ten years or so, you might not know that he is an amazing, successful, and really nice author. His books include Fablehaven, Beyonders, and my favorite, The CandyShop Wars. Not only has he been blessed with amazing success, he is also a truly nice guy who laughs at my jokes. If he were single….
Being around writers and talking about writing things makes me want to quit my job and write. Unfortunately, I also have to eat, so writing can’t be my full time job yet. That is, unless you all would like to start paying for this amazingly inspiring blog. I’d totally be up for that if I could also get a book deal for my mems and a daily foot rub package. I’m not picky, really, I just know what I need. I might miss teaching my students…but my feet would be much happier, and that’s really what it’s all about….cause I said so.