Friday, October 25, 2013

PiBoIdMo 2013

30 days. 30 picture book ideas. Here I go!


I do solemnly swear
that I will faithfully execute
the PiBoIdMo 30-ideas-in-30-days challenge,
and will, to the best of my ability,
parlay my ideas into
picture book manuscripts
throughout the year

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy 25th Anniversary!



A pioneer in children's books for and about people of color celebrates 25 years. Looking forward to 25 more. Congratulations

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Nanowrimo 2013


For better or worse, I'm going to do Nanowrimo again. According to the site this has been my seventh year. Unbelievable! But I've never "won," so this year I will challenge myself to finish strong. I've been primed by the writing retreat at Shrine Mont and my closest writing friend and I have a strategy for getting more on the page. This could be the year that thewriterstuff proves she has the stuff it takes to be a winner.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time for Another Writing Retreat


In another attempt to keep the writing fires burning, I and my good writing friend, Linda, will attend a writing retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA (pictured above) with writer, educator and editor Joanne Lozar Glenn of Write Time, Write Place, Write Now. Yes, an entire weekend of writing and sharing with a small group of fellow writers in a picturesque setting. Ahhh.

I love the quote at the end of Joanne's email, "What could be  better than facing the blank page in the company of other writers?" Nothing that I can think of.