Monday, February 17, 2014

A Very Unexpected Event

Wow! Wow! Wow! 

 Sorry if I appear overly excited. I just received awesome news! (I'm turning cartwheels in the snow.) 

 About an hour ago, I received an email from the fabulous writing site, RateYourStory. They said my NF picture book contest entry had been chosen as a finalist! The news was totally unexpected and a total a pick-me-up! (Must work on all my other stories.)

 I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to RYS, and to all my critique partners who guided me through many drafts of my story before it even started to shine. The journey wasn't easy, but I love to write, so it was a happy one. Now I can't wait to write another one, two, three . . .

So when you feel like giving up on your writing, when you're trudging through another round of revisions, when you want to stuff that manuscript in a drawer--don't. Because hard work really does pay off--sooner or later. There really is a reason to make your manuscript the very best it can be. And great writing friends are well worth their weight in gold:)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Musing with Music

Snow taps different emotions in everyone. Some folks sway away from it. Others, like me, frolic in the silent beauty and pouring of inspiration it creates. I guess you could say, snow jazzes up my inner child, the one who daydreams and imagines that anything is possible. When I see the first flurry, I grab a mug of coffee and prance off to my computer with ideas twirling so fast, I barely have the time to bop them down.

As white flakes waltz across the sky, I ready my pen to rumba across the empty page. I don’t want to forget those fresh ideas even if some may end up in the slush. So hopefully, by the days end, I’ll have a jazzy new list, bursting with cool picture book ideas. And you can too. Just remember to take the lead when the ideas start rolling. Okay, I’m off to the ball!

I found a fabulous link to share and get you motivated.
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits at ABSOLUTE WRITE:

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