@kidlitchat: TOPIC: What did you learn and/or do over your summer vacation (pretending for

a moment that you had one!)? #kidlitchat
September 5, 1:00 am

@ilanawaters: Okay, #kidlitchat hasn't even started and ALREADY I've eaten half my ration of Doritos. This does not bode well...
September 5, 2012, 1:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters I have my eye on an ice cream sandwich, but I'm pacing myself. :-) #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:01 am

@ilanawaters: Hi @BonnieAdamson! *snort* Summer vacation? Now THAT would be a work of fiction! But I did manage to start a website...#kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:02 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters That's huge! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:02 am

@ilanawaters: @BonnieAdamson #kidlitchat...get established on twitter, publish a novel, and write a novella, plus a longish short-story. Not a bad summer!
September 5, 2012, 1:03 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters Woo! Sounds like the BEST kind of "vacation"! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:03 am

@EMKokie: Hey all! Just peeking in to #kidlitchat for a few minutes... #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters I mean . . . waiting until halfway through chat before indulging. #kidlitchat

September 5, 2012, 1:04 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat Hi! What's the topic?
September 5, 2012, 1:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LindaJoySinglet What you learned on your summer vacation. :-) #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:04 am

@Bec_AS: @ilanawaters Wow- that is a lot! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:05 am

@TWCOWIE: RT @ilanawaters: Okay, #kidlitchat hasn't even started and ALREADY I've eaten half my ration of Doritos. This does not bode well...
September 5, 2012, 1:05 am

@BonnieAdamson: I got SUPER inspired at #LA12SCBWI--learned there's a lot of love out there for author/illustrators . . . which is nice. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:05 am

@ilanawaters: @BonnieAdamson #kidlitchat Thanks. I hate to brag (I really do), but that really is what happened! I also walked aimlessly around the park.
September 5, 2012, 1:06 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat well I usually write like I'm possessed, but I spent more time with my family this summer.
September 5, 2012, 1:06 am

@gregpincus: What I (re)learned is that work time doesn't just appear. You have to carve the time out. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:06 am

@Bec_AS: I've learned that I should extend all my self-imposed deadlines by 3 months when I have kids out of school. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:06 am

@ilanawaters: @Bec_AS That's why I'm sleepy this September. ;-) #zzz #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:07 am

@EMKokie: I finally was able to first draft freely again this summer, after months and months and months of very difficult writing. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:07 am

@ilanawaters: @LindaJoySinglet #kidlitchat Not a bad use of time either!
September 5, 2012, 1:08 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat also I've read some great YA books during summer
September 5, 2012, 1:08 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus So true! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:08 am

@EMKokie: @BonnieAdamson I have yet to attend the LA conference, but when I did the NYC winter conference in 2009 I found it inspiring. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:08 am

@EMKokie: @LindaJoySinglet Like? What were some of your favorite summer reads?n #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:09 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat and I did attend SCBWI LA, which was fun and educational. I got to talk to my agent there, too.
September 5, 2012, 1:10 am

@abbymumford: RT @gregpincus: What I (re)learned is that work time doesn't just appear. You have to carve the time out. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:11 am

@ilanawaters: @CynthVonBuhler Hey! That's one of my favorite pastimes! *shifty eyes* Have you been haunting my tweets? #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:11 am

@LindaJoySinglet: @EMKokie #kidlitchat Daughter Of Smoke & Bone. Crown of Ember. Every Day. All amazing new books.
September 5, 2012, 1:12 am

@gregpincus: Speaking of conferences... I'm heading to #kidlitcon in NYC end of the month: http://t.co/CMVr6AdJ. Great conf. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:14 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus ooh, excellent! We'll expect a report! #kidlitcon #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:15 am

@LindaJoySinglet: RT @gregpincus: Speaking of conferences... I'm heading to #kidlitcon in NYC end of the month: http://t.co/CMVr6AdJ. Great conf. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:15 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat have to duck out for 10 minutes. Will catch up....
September 5, 2012, 1:16 am

@kjerstinwittwer: I learned that having a day job helps. Too much free time means I stagnate and don't get ANY writing done. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:18 am

@EMKokie: For those in the Austin, TX area, the Austin Teen Book Festival is September 29. @AustinTBF http://t.co/9PKmimfc #kidlitchat

September 5, 2012, 1:20 am

@EMKokie: @kjerstinwittwer I've often wondered about whether too much writing time would be worse for my productivity than too little. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:21 am

@PageTurnersBlog: RT @EMKokie: For those in the Austin, TX area, the Austin Teen Book Festival is September 29. @AustinTBF http://t.co/9PKmimfc #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:21 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @EMKokie It is. There's a saying that "if you need something done, give it to a busy person," and it's true, for me at least. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:22 am

@ReaderAdventure: RT @EMKokie: For those in the Austin, TX area, the Austin Teen Book Festival is September 29. @AustinTBF http://t.co/9PKmimfc #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:22 am

@ilanawaters: @kjerstinwittwer Really? Interesting. *pulls up a chair, puts chin in palm* #kidlitchat And welcome, by the way! :-D
September 5, 2012, 1:23 am

@ProfessorNana: RT @gregpincus: Speaking of conferences... I'm heading to #kidlitcon in NYC end of the month: http://t.co/CMVr6AdJ. Great conf. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:24 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @ilanawaters Thanks! Haven't been on here in WAY too long. :) #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:24 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kjerstinwittwer @EMKokie On volunteer committees, we used to amend that slightly to "give it to a young mother." Same idea. :-) #kidlitchat

September 5, 2012, 1:24 am

@LaurelSnyder: what's the topic tonight? can't find the start of the thread... #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:24 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LaurelSnyder What you learned during your summer "vacation." #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:25 am

@AniProf: A tad late, but I'm here. #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:25 am

@ilanawaters: @kjerstinwittwer Really? I thought you were new! Hmmm...maybe I'M newer, then...#kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:26 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @BonnieAdamson Haha... I like that better. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:26 am

@EMKokie: @BonnieAdamson @kjerstinwittwer When I was a student that was certainly true. I got better grades when I was forced to schedule #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:26 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @ilanawaters Old but haven't been on one of these for about six months now... which may be about the same being brand-new, haha. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:27 am

@AniProf: Summer? How to enjoy the process of writing ... and ... nothing ventured, nothing gained. #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:27 am

@LaurelSnyder: Ohhh. What I learned from summer vacation is that positional vertigo sucks. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:28 am

@AniProf: Huh? RT @LaurelSnyder: Ohhh. What I learned from summer vacation is that positional vertigo sucks. #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:28 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EMKokie @kjerstinwitwer Yes, there's something to be said for NOT having the luxury to dither #guiltyascharged #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:29 am

@LaurelSnyder: @AniProf I got vertigo on a five week road trip where I was the only driver. That was my summer. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:29 am

@MarcyCollier: #kidlitchat #NJSCBWI conf was amazing. Dan Yaccarino-Don’t stand still. Passion must come through in your work or kids will see through it.
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@ilanawaters: @LaurelSnyder Do I even want to know what that is? *quivers* #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@AniProf: Reminder. Tomorrow, Wed, 8-9pm EDT, #Poetry4Kids #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@AniProf: Yuck! RT @LaurelSnyder: @AniProf I got vertigo on a five week road trip where I was the only driver. That was my summer. #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@BonnieAdamson: @AmyDavisArtist Oh, wow. On the other hand, I spent 2 weeks without access to my address book . . . which was kinda nice. #kidlitchat

September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@jenbigheart: RT @EMKokie: For those in the Austin, TX area, the Austin Teen Book Festival is September 29. @AustinTBF http://t.co/9PKmimfc #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@AustinTBF: RT @EMKokie: For those in the Austin, TX area, the Austin Teen Book Festival is September 29. @AustinTBF http://t.co/9PKmimfc #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:30 am

@LaurelSnyder: @ilanawaters It's like sudden bouts of dizziness and nausea. Lasting weeks. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:31 am

@story_queen: Hi all! What I learned this summer? Launching a book on the 4th day of school (today) is hard if you are a teacher, too! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:31 am

@AniProf: Double yuck! RT @LaurelSnyder: @ilanawaters Its like sudden bouts of dizziness and nausea. Lasting weeks. #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:32 am

@LindaJoySinglet: #kidlitchat now that summer is over I plan to start a new book and write regularly in mornings.
September 5, 2012, 1:32 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @AniProf I hear you... Been a good summer life-wise (got married!) but turns out no writing = no writing progress. Surprise! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:32 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @LindaJoySinglet I wish Twitter had a "like" button sometimes... Good luck! :) #kidlitchat

September 5, 2012, 1:34 am

@AniProf: @kjerstinwittwer Hope the honeymoon was memorable (in a good way, that is). #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:34 am

@Brent_Watson41: @LindaJoySinglet I hear ya. It seems like the only time I can find to write is 4 o' clock in the morning. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:34 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kjerstinwittwer Congratulations! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:34 am

@AniProf: Q: How do you locate and connect with local school district book fairs? #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:35 am

@LindaJoySinglet: @kjerstinwittwer #kidlitchat thanks! It's felt strange not to write regularly so I'm eager to get back on my write schedule.
September 5, 2012, 1:36 am

@AniProf: Anyone prepping for NaNoWriMo? #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:36 am

@ilanawaters: @AniProf @LaurelSnyder I had nausea related to a stomach surgery, but take Zofran for it. Are we having fun yet? Sigh. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:37 am

@LindaJoySinglet: @AniProf #kidlitchat I halfway did Nano last year and made great progress. Might try again.
September 5, 2012, 1:37 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @AniProf @BonnieAdamson Thanks! :) Thing #2 I learned this summer: A supportive spouse is worth their weight in shiny new pens! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:38 am

@ilanawaters: @story_queen I LOVE the cover. And Trinket's trinkets--congratulations! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:39 am

@ilanawaters: @LaurelSnyder That would make any parent feel less stressed, for sure! LOL #kidlitchat Glad you are better.
September 5, 2012, 1:40 am

@ilanawaters: @kjerstinwittwer @AniProf MARRIED?? Mazel Tov! Perhaps nine months will be little baby books? ;-) #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:41 am

@ilanawaters: @AniProf, for heaven's sake--don't go there! LOL #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:41 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @ilanawaters I tried a deal w/ DH: We can start thinking about babies after I publish 1st book. He's thinking about it, lol. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:43 am

@AniProf: Ooh, so quiet in the chat, tonight. I think I hear the crickets! #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:44 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @AniProf Not yet... but super excited to start after I finish current novel. I love NaNo so much. :) You? #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:44 am

@AniProf: @kjerstinwittwer Sage advice: Don't rush into having kids. And remember, there's just you two before and after the kids. #KidLitChat

September 5, 2012, 1:45 am

@ilanawaters: @story_queen Is artist the same who did covers for The Midwife's Apprentice? Similar style. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:45 am

@AniProf: @kjerstinwittwer I've attempted NaNo several times but never made it to 50K #KidLitChat
September 5, 2012, 1:45 am

@ilanawaters: @kjerstinwittwer *Snerk* Yeah, as in "Hurry up and write, woman!" #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:45 am

@LindaJoySinglet: @ilanawaters @kjerstinwittwer #kidlitchat good luck with marriage & family
September 5, 2012, 1:47 am

@LaurelSnyder: I've done NaNo, but I find the speed in draft 1 ends up adding more revision time. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:49 am

@gregpincus: What about National Novel Writing Year? NaNoMaxo? I'm down with that. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:50 am

@LaurelSnyder: I'm not saying I wouldn't do it again, but it's something to consider. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:51 am

@LindaJoySinglet: LOL “@gregpincus: What about National Novel Writing Year? NaNoMaxo? I'm down with that. #kidlitchat”

September 5, 2012, 1:52 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus That sounds about right! 30 days--and November to boot. I can't even think about it. #NaNo #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:53 am

@ilanawaters: Love it! RT @LindaJoySinglet: LOL “@gregpincus: What about National Novel Writing Year? NaNoMaxo? I'm down with that. #kidlitchat”
September 5, 2012, 1:54 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @ilanawaters Haha... Whatever it takes! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:55 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @AniProf That's what I love about NaNo... even if you never make 50k you still get a lot done in the attempt! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:56 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @LaurelSnyder I find the same thing. More productive NaNo: Goal of 25k and 50k of editing on another project? #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:57 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @LindaJoySinglet Thanks. :) #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 1:58 am

@kjerstinwittwer: Am I allowed to go #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 2:00 am

@kjerstinwittwer: Am I allowed to go quite a bit off topic? If so: What's your writing style? Many rewrites? One draft? Edit as you go? Etc? #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 2:01 am

@ilanawaters: I have to go, my tweeples. But it's been great--sounds like everyone had a blast this summer. Um, except for the nausea. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 2:02 am

@VLeeMahoney: THIS--> RT @gregpincus: What I (re)learned is that work time doesn't just appear. You have to carve the time out. #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 2:02 am

@ilanawaters: But we're mostly cleared up, tummy-wise. Congrats to those with books, marriages, and other glad tidings! #kidlitchat
September 5, 2012, 2:02 am

@gregpincus: I must take off, you fine #kidlitchat folk. I hope Twitter is more cooperative next week! Twas lagggggy for me :-(
September 5, 2012, 2:02 am