For my first National Picture Book Writing Week, hosted by Paula Yoo, I didn’t do too bad. I started a picture book that I’m going to work into a fun chapter book, completed another 4 very rough, picture book drafts, and wrote a children’s poem for a magazine contest. Woot, woot!
I’m proud of myself, but all these months of non-stop writing has found me down for the count with a terrible head cold. I figured it would happen sooner or later, but there’s something about being light-headed on antihistamines that finds me writing with abandon. Sure, when I’m better, the stories will probably become liner for my bird cage, but it’s the ideas that are coming fast and furious that I’m thrilled about! It seems as if the daily deadlines have turned on a faucet in my mind.
Okay, just wanted to post a little quicky to let y’all know that I’ll be back in the saddle again soon.
Thanks for popping in.
Oh, have you seen the book trailer for LUCCI- The No Smoochie Poochie yet? Check it out; I’d love to hear what you think about it. :0)
I know, I know, I must be a glutton for punishment. Just when I thought I might catch a break after #Blogflash2013, #AprilPrompts and NaPoWriMo, something came up that I just could not miss…National Picture Book Writing Week!
This is the fifth year that author and TV/movie screenwriter, Paula Yoo, has hosted this event, which she created to inspire picture book writers to stop procrastinating and write your stories.
This will be my first time joining, and the plan is to write a picture book draft each day for a week. I’ve got a cabinet full of sticky note ideas and I’m going to try to bring some of them to life this week.
It’s still early, so I wanted to post this for any of my picture book writer friends who might want to participate. Just comment on Paula’s blog to join. Then check in for daily blog posts for a chance to win books. There’s also a Facebook support group you can join.
Okay, so y’all know what I’ll be doing this week…
DAY 22- NIGHT
In calm dark
Sleeps a dreamer
Well, we did it! The month is over, and so is #AprilPrompts and NaPoWriMo. Before that, it was Terri Giuliano Long’s #BlogFlash2013, and quite frankly, I’m exhausted.
Thanks to my co-host, Carlie M A Cullen for joining me on this wild writing ride! Thank you for popping in and commenting on the work; I greatly appreciate it. I made new friends too-boot, so it was all well worth it. :0)
Now, I’m off to play catch up with my 12 x 12 Picture Book Group commitment, and dive into a big ‘ol stack of books!
(I want my own Weeny-Beany Fump!)
Before I close, my dear friend, M G Wells just released her rhyming children’s picture book, Moobala Schmoobala. She’s given me permission to post a page from the story here to close out the month with a poem for kiddies too.
Thanks again everyone; see you soon.
DAY 21 - BLUE
Until we touch
DAY 28 – IN THE WOODS
Crunch crack sounds warning
Hidden creatures sigh relief
Snow is in the woods