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, April 27, 2008

NJ SCBWI Events Schedule 2008-2009

June 26 - New Beginning, 1:00, Tibetan Museum
July 15th - New Beginning, 1:00, On Green Pond
September 17 - First Page session with dinner, 4:00, MacKay Center
October 4/5 - Mentoring Workshop, Toms River
October 26 - Mentoring Workshop, all day, Stuart Hall
November 9 - Mentoring Workshop, all day, Stuart Hall (illustrator's day)
November 19 - First Page session with dinner, 4:00, MacKay Center
January 14, 2009 - First Page session with dinner, 4:00, MacKay Center
February 22, 2009 - Mentoring Workshop, all day, Stuart Hall
March 29, 2009 - Mentoring Workshop, all day, Stuart Hall
April 22, 2009 - First Page session with dinner, 4:00, MacKay Center
June 5/6, 2009 - Annual Conference

For more information about these events, go to http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/. Laurie

4 comments:

Sheri said...

Hi Laurie,
Thanks for posting this.

Can you explain to everyone a bit about what New Beginnings and a First Page Session are?

And will the New Beginnings be at the Tibetan Museum and Green Pond?

Thanks,
Sheri

Laurie said...

I'm going to be lazy and just give you the links to more info:

New Beginnings:
http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/newbeginnings.shtml

First Pages:
http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/firstpages.shtml

Mentoring Workshops:
http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/eventsmarch.shtml

Sheri said...

Hey Laurie, I followed your links about New Beginnings. Where exactly is Green Pond. Looking at the map link provided, it looks like it is in Woodstock. These are not overnight things, right?

Laurie said...

No, they're definitely not overnighters. The On Green Pond one is in Northern Jersey, near Sparta. I'd guestimate it's a little more than an hour from Flemington.