Monday, May 24, 2010

Springtime Crazies

I don't know what to do first. Have you ever had days like this?

I'm busy critiquing fifteen pages of six YA novels for a the upcoming SCBWINJ conference, revising my own historical fiction novel, creating poems for my poet's group anthology, critiquing everyone else's, submitting picture book manuscripts, entering a poetry contest, and reading novels.

Now, that does not count getting ready for a local arts festival in June, various anniversaries, graduation, retirement, and birthday parties as well as going faithfully to the gym everyday, and cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, and gardening. We still have to open the pool, too.

Then the onslaught of summer visitors will begin.

I think I need to go back to work. :)

Enjoy the weather. Maybe next spring one of the books you'll be reading will be mine.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Creative Inspiration

Just got back from an Open House at Peter's Valley Art Fair and I've decided to take a drawing/watercolor class. If I have any talent at all (and I should since Art was my minor in college) I'm going to try illustrating one of my rhyming picture books.

If that goes well, I might just do them all. Then I jump over a column to writer/illustrator. Looking forward to it. It should be fun.

Another muse! Like I don't already have enough. Will keep you posted on my progress.

Energized to Write for the New Year

 So happy to be attending the SCBWI National Conference this week. My peer critiques went well two nights ago, and energized me to see the p...