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!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SCBWI NJ Writer's Workshop Follow-Up

Lunch time for authors and editors at an SCBWI NJ Workshop. The perfect chance to bug editors will all your questions you have been dying to ask.

If you haven't yet attended a New Jersey SCBWi workshop, or joined SCBWI for that matter, might be good to check out what happens at one to see what you are missing. I know Sheri posted information about the recent February workshop — so if you didn't see her write up - go check it out now! I posted about the day also, so you can take a peek at that too, if you like. Both have photos to look at if you don't feel like reading! Feel free to leave comments or ask questions. jeanne was there also AND Cathy — that's quite a few HCCWG facilitators to tap the brains of, all with what I am sure are very different perspectives about the day. I believe there were a number of HCCWG members there as well — Kim, Lori, Lynette. Anyway, I am sure they will all tell you it was worth the money, especially if you are serious about becoming published in children's literature.


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