February's Inspirational Quote

"One Hour at a Time"
~ Laurie Wallmark.

Dear Laurie,
You might not recall saying this and perhaps I won't remember the specifics but you are our inspiration for the rest of February and maybe even March.

You and I were on the phone and talking about how hard it is to write a novel and as usual I was whining and feeling sorry for my long-a$$ journey. And you told me about how you were working and how busy you were so you wrote your novel one hour at a time. Astounded I said, "You wrote your novel one hour at a time?" And you said, "Yup." And I thought, "Wow... ... ..."

Often times we think we need - or I think I need - huge chunks of time set aside so I can write. Do you do that too? What if we gave ourselves one hour of each day? If it turns into two, well then fine, but if not, at least you still had your One Hour at a Time. So that is the motto of the month, thanks to ours truly, Laurie Wallmark.

We love you, Laurie!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hello from Clinton NJ

While I am a dedicated, self-motivated and persistent person, I know I would not have been able to learn as much about writing picture book stories if I had been on my own. The Hunterdon County Children's Writers Group has inspired me to work harder and, most of all, not to let up. Thank you for opening a whole new world for me.

I want to thank Sheri and my fellow facilitators for their awesome feedback and support. Special thanks also go to my own picture book group.


1 comment:

Sheri said...

Hey Pat. And thank you for being such a supportive encouraging facilitator!