Sunday, June 23, 2013

ALA Annual 2013+ Updates

As you might have seen me mention on twitter I will be at ALA Annual this weekend on Friday and Saturday in the exhibit hall. This will be my first time going to a book conference, and after blogging for more than two years I decided it was about time that I check one out. I'm super excited to experience all that ALA has to offer from meeting all sorts of bloggers, publishers, and maybe even authors to getting to learn about all sorts of books and bookish things, I can't wait to experience it all.

My hopes of what will come out of ALA is that I might get to meet some more bloggers, I've only met 1 other blogger since I've been blogging and I want to change that. I also want to get my name out there. I have some business cards and everything and I want to get out there a little bit. I also want to talk to some publishers and authors. Being in writing, publishing, or some sort of bookish job is something I've wanted to do for awhile and this might be a good chance to hear more about that. I also want to open myself to new publishers and books. I feel like YA books come from a very select scope of publishers and I want to experience books I haven't had a chance to experience yet.

If you'll be going to ALA please let me know and maybe we'll get a chance to say hi at some point. If there is wi-fi in the convention building I'll be doing some tweeting and I'll let you guys know all about my experiences as well as trying to find people, so if you want to find me while you're at ALA or just want to see what I'm up to send me a tweet @Erikablogger

Other things that will be going on coming up- Starting on July 1st I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. I'm extremely excited to participate this year after a successful go in November 2012. Since I'm still going to be in Chicago during the very beginning of the month I might get a late start but I think I'll be able to do it because of the extra free time I get in the summer. I can't wait to work with some wonderful ladies once again, and some for the first time during July. I'll be having some discussions and wars with some lovely ladies (you may have noticed the orange button on the side) Willa, Aneeqah, Rachel, and Megan, and myself have this little twitter thing going on, I can't wait to have some fun with them!

Let me know if you will be participating or if you have ever participated or thought about trying our NaNoWriMo.

1 comment:

  1. WOO for ALA!! I am SO jealous that you get to go. I've heard there's some awesome signings going on- so make sure you check those out, so you can bring (me!) back some awesome books. ;) But seriously, it's great that you're planning on networking a bit, and those business cards are an awesome way to do that.

    And YES to NaNo!! That's all I'm saying to that. ;)

    July seems like it's going to be an awesome month for you, Erika! Hope you enjoy it all. <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life