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.