This weekend is the Write in the Heart of Texas Spring Conference, given by The Austin SCBWI. It will feature a fabulous line-up of authors, illustrators, editors and agents. Unfortunately, I won't be there.
Procrastination is a son-of-a . . . well, you know.
As the registration deadline approached, April 26 began to fill up with family activities. Not that I mind, though; I'm still gonna have fun.
First thing Saturday morning, my family and I will run in the Texas Round-Up, a health and fitness initiative. My wife and I have been preparing for the race through a fitness program sponsored by the City of Austin and RunTex. Although there will be a family mile run, we are planning to do at least a 5K. At his school's Race For Education fund-raiser, my son ran 5 miles, so we figure he can run/walk 5K easily.
Immediately following the race, my son and I will spend the day getting our hands dirty — shooting BB guns, identifying wildlife, fishing — at The Thunderbird District's Trailblazer Adventure, held at Camp Maybry. And then, weather permitting, we'll pull out our tents and camp overnight!
Somewhere in there, we're supposed to fit in a wedding and birthday party, too, but somehow I don't think that's gonna happen.
Bummer that I'm gonna miss the conference, and double-bummer that won't be able to hang out with my SCBWI buddies. But somewhere in Lake Austin, there's a large mouth bass with my name on it, and I'm gonna spend the day trying to catch it.
In other news: Congratulations to Varian Johnson! He's on the Path of the Righteous.