"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen
A Trip to Chicago
Last month, my sixth grade son and the other kids in his grade at school took an all-day (and part of the night) field trip to Chicago.
I'd never been sightseeing there, and had the privilege of going along with them.
*Increased liquid consumption (aim is 80 ounces a day - mostly water) *Organize/straighten the basement
*Submit at least two picture book manuscripts to agents or publishers *Read and take notes on at least 300 new to me, and no more than five years old, picture books *Spend an average of an hour a week writing, editing, and/or researching a picture book *Have a current and functioning blog/website by the end of the year
Kidlit Summer School
June 20-August 14
Read for Research Month - March 2015 (I won!)
Revise More Picture Books
Runs January 11-17
Rhyming Picture Book Month - April 2015
My second year - I won again :D
The Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books