Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In the meantime, woohoo! I'm so thankful that I joined Kristen Fulton's WOW group. I've learned sooo much. I'm finishing up the editing of a nonfiction biography picture book about Anne Boleyn. And, I just completed a second draft of another nonfiction, it's a science picture book about Mermaids. Now on to the editing stages to get it ready for Wednesdays special visitor, and for what's coming this Friday. It's a big surprise and a HUGE deal, thanks to Kristen!!!
Last of all, because of all the research I've been doing, I have a ton of ideas for upcoming picture books. Now, I've got to learn to spin and twirl so I can whip out all those other stories.
And Ooops, I still have illustrations calling my name!
As always, I love hearing from my peeps:)
Saturday, March 15, 2014
This little chick-a-de is doing the happy dance!
Now at last I can let everyone in on some great news, my historical nonfiction "RUN! RUN! RUN! The Amazing Story of Elizabeth Zane" was chosen as an honorable mention in a writing contest over at RateYourStory!
I just love challenges, and this one was extra special because the entries were judged by an excellent group of editor/writers who I admire very much. I know it was no small feat to judge the almost 300 entries. I feel very grateful to the RYS staff and especially to Miranda Paul.
Taking chances is the spice of a writers life. Choose to join critique groups, take writing classes, help other writers succeed, and most of all, make friends.
If you are an aspiring writer who needs a critique, the RYS staff is an awesome resource. They offer reasonable rates and even have a free day each month. They also offer different range memberships and/or Speedpasses. Below is a link to check out their site. You WILL be glad you did!
Thanks so much for stopping by!