Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Moment #105: a writing prompt for your work-in-progress

Hey, all! I come to you live today from the Newark airport. Exciting, I know.

What truly was exciting was live blogging from the conference floor at the SCBWI Winter Conference, and what a conference it was.

I look forward to telling you more about the personal side of it, but if you haven't taken a the opportunity to get a little taste of the conference by visiting the Official Conference Blog , check it out. Team Blog covered it from A to Z. Great keynotes. Great editor/agent breakouts. Great panels. Great people.

As I stare at my computer screen, the clock currently says, 3:36 AM. Yes! Back home, that's what time it is, which means I was getting on a bus at 1:00 AM. This was NOT the flight I was supposed to be on. Nope. I booked this flight (as in we were on the phone booking at the exact same moment) with fellow Team Blogger, Martha Brockenbrough . We would take the 9:10 AM flight into Newark and fly the 6:30 PM back. Perfect. Well, perfect until I received my pre-flight information that said that I was not flying back at 6:30 PM, but rather 7:30 AM!


How could I have made such a horrible mistake?I tried to convince myself that it must have been somebody else's mistake. I check these things. I double check. I triple check. I DO NOT get it. What did I do? I tried to talk to the nice people at the airline. Surely they would understand my dilemma. I'm sure you know how far that got me.

Yeah. It got me right on the flight I didn't want to be on at 7:30 in the morning. But I can now say I have been on the streets of NYC at 4:00 AM. Although, I'm not sure if that's a good thing, or a bad thing. But let me say this, I was very happy to be hanging with NYC police officer who was on his way to St. Thomas as I waited for the bus.

What mistake has your character made that ruined his/her plans or another person's plans?


Shelli (srjohannes) said...

okay that SUX! but i have to giggle - tee hee.....I know im mean. :)

once i got up at 8 thinking i was late for school only to realize it was 8 at night and I'd taken a nap. sad....

Cuppa Jolie said...

Ha! Laugh all ya want, Shelli because now I'm laughing at you. :) That's pretty funny. At least you had a whole night's sleep a head of you.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

I still haven't recovered from the disappointment of not being able to fly home with you. That would've been the perfect end to an amazing trip.