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!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

3 Cheers For the Hunterdon Children's Book Group!

I am so glad to be a part of this very special organization that Sheri started. I initially wanted to join just to get some feedback on my writing. When Sheri asked me to be a facilitator based on my illustration experience I was honored and excited. I love both the groups I am in and I gain more and more knowledge and experience with every facilitator meeting. Happily, I get to pass this on to the group I facilitate. I have watched in awe at everyones growth and I'm amazed at what this whole thing has snowballed into for me personally. Since the groups beginnings I have attended SCBWI workshops and conferences, put up a new website and am attempting my first middle grade novel. What an incredible support it is to be here! Through these groups and Leeza's workshops I have met many wonderful and talented people and I look forward to the continued growth of our Hunterdon County Children's Book Writer's Group! 3 cheers for Sheri, hip hip hooray!
Cathleen Daniels

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Thank you Cathy! So sweet of you. But honestly, it is a great group because of the sum of its parts! My Mom used to say, "Water seeks its own level." And it is true of the HCCWG. We are diverse, but made up of such unique and talented individuals.