This weekend, I attended my first NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA. It was fun. It was stimulating. It was mind-boggling. In fact, I'm still riding the high today...There is nothing more comforting than the company of people who share the same neuroses, are plagued by the same doubts, feel overwhelmed most of the time trying to write and live and work. But most of all, I feel lucky to be part of such a supportive and awesome writing community. Thank you, NESCBWI, for organizing such a fabulous conference!