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!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

NYC SCBWI Conference

So, you didn't get to attend the 2008 NYC SCBWI Conference? Don't fret! Leeza has the good, bad, and ugly of her blow by blow experience this weekend on her blog.

Pour yourself that cup of coffee, or tea, or wine... and be prepared to get glued to your computer screen as you read about tips, tools, and hot topics for today's children's market.



PJ Hoover said...

I was missing the conference this year. Last two years I was there, but Big Sur is next month, and the family gets sad if I leave them too much!

Sheri said...

Big Sur. Oh I have always wanted to go to Big Sur. My Aunt lived in Santa Monica and we always said we would go to Big Sur. She passed away two years ago on March 15 - the day Caesar was murdered on the senate steps - the Ides of March. I just have random facts like this stuck in my head, but I can't remember what appointments I have this week without looking at my planner... Ah, getting older...

Anyway, chcek out Leeza blog and you will fill like you were there.