Just back from the Spring Oregon SCBWI conference. After 10 years of being a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, I still feel a bit like a newbie. I still get that nervous fluttery feeling when I meet an editor or a well-known author at a conference. I still go to workshops and get those "Oh! yes! That will help me," moments. But now, I also get to see old friends, congratulate them on their successes and commisserate with them over the trials of this profession. I cannot imagine having persevered without the support of this group.