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!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Short and Sweet

Dear Fellow Writers,

If you have not yet been to Cheryl Klein's website please take some time to visit. It will be worth the trip.

By the way, Cheryl Klein is an editor with Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic and is scheduled to attend the upcoming June NJ SCBWI conference.


Jeanne said...

WOW! What a great site! Talk about packed with information - thanks for the info!!


Sheri said...

Pat, I made it into a link for you. I will click and check it out now...



Sheri said...
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Sheri said...

(Sorry - had some typos and couldn't let that sit, so I deleted my comment and now I am back all spell checked out!)

Chock full of stuff! I will have to visit it when I have time and some hot coffee or tea to sip while I read and ponder...

Thanks Pat!

LEEZY said...

If you have a copy of Issue 1 of Sprouts — this year's newest SCBWI New Jersey Chapter Magazine — you can read an interview with Cheryl.

She offers some tips on conferences, rejections and submissions and talks about the process of working with an author.

Great link Pat!

Patricia said...

Of course, I have the premiere issue of Sprouts. I wouldn't be without it. By the way, I believe I never had a chance to congratulate you on a fantastic job. Sprouts is wonderful. I look forward to receiving future issues. And I did read the very informative article about Cheryl Klein. Her quick tips are fantastic!