Is “Triweekly” a word?

…the reason I ask is that it seems my Toon Thursdays have moved to a tri-weekly format. There is just TOO MUCH STUFF happening this summer. Also, being sick this week is not helping my creativity any. It seems to be draining straight out of my brain along with all the other drainage. Uh. Sorry for the TMI. Anyway. So I’ll just mention a few interesting things that have come my way, and set my brain to the task of generating a cartoon idea for next week, ‘k? Blargh.

Item the First: THE KIDLITCON IS COMING. THE KIDLITCON IS COMING! Yes, registration is now open for this fall’s Kidlitosphere Conference in NYC, Sept. 28 and 29 at the NYPL, organized by our wonderful blog buds Betsy Bird, Liz B., and Monica Edinger. I really, really want to go, and I haven’t figured out yet whether I can afford to, but I highly suggest it if you’re at all involved in the world of blogging children’s/YA literature. It has been one of my all-time favorite conferences–a relatively small, intimate group, with the privilege of meeting in person some of one’s most cherished blogging friends. In addition to a possible Kidlit Drink Night, the organizers are planning a pre-con Friday event: “Friday events will include special visits to the publishers of New York City with blogger previews of their upcoming seasons.” Wowzers.

Item the Second: WFMAD. No, I don’t have marbles in my mouth. WFMAD is the Write Fifteen Minutes a Day Challenge, spurred on by author extraordinaire Laurie Halse Anderson. Write once a day for a month. Write for fifteen minutes. Use the prompts, or don’t. I’m making an attempt at it over at my personal blog. If you decide to take part and post it on your own blog, let me know in the comments over there and I’ll give you a shout-out. I’ll also try to cruise by and show some love.

‘Til next week!

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, professor of humanities, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.


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