Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This week's post will be short, but sweet. I spent most of today with my regional SCBWI group, where we video chatted with author, Terri Farley. She wrote SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA and the Phantom Stallion series. The topic of discussion was characterization. Fleshing out characters so they leap from the pages. Truly insightful!

On a note of SUPER news, I've finished revisions on my picture book, and my fabulous agent has put together a great pitch and picked our first round of editors. Now we enter Sub-it-land. Wish us luck!!!! 

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=3d105c6d80&view=att&th=13c8d5ef07e8b1f9&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1425624494680047616-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8jWdiMDTLshltPABCjxt8J&sadet=1359584091290&sads=DRT8kv24XKNKoLfs1HJMZZtRfJ0&sadssc=1On Jan. 26th, I turned 4*, yup, it's a secret. o_O Here are a few things I bought myself. 

1. WRITING PICTURE BOOKS by Ann Whitford Paul. I simply cannot wait to dive into this one!

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=3d105c6d80&view=att&th=13c8d5f61451140a&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1425624516454776832-1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8jWdiMDTLshltPABCjxt8J&sadet=1359584299682&sads=2iY0DBWNGQJI4xUL7dilbFOm5WU2. WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion. No, I'll probably not have it read by Friday when the movie comes out, but a zombie romance, what could be better? Not much. Just saying.

3. 50th Anniversary calendar of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Can you believe it? 50 years. Wow. 

Just before Maurice Sendak passed away last year, I was sitting in my car listening to Terry Gross on NPR, when she called Maurice Sendak and interviewed him. I hit the ultimate literary jackpot that evening. I laughed. I cried. I found an illustrated snippet of the interview on You Tube. I'd like to share it with you. Don't forget the Kleenex.

~Have a writerly week, y'all!


16 comments:

  1. I eagerly anticipate hearing very, very good news from you soon!

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    1. Me too, Angelina. Thanks! Which reminds me, don't you have a big announcement coming up tomorrow?? Will click by your blog on Friday. :)

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  2. Good luck on submission! Very exciting.

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  3. Good luck on submissions! Happy belated birthday; hope you had an excellent day! <3

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    1. Aw, thanks, Clare! Just read your blog post. LOVE your A-Z challenge list!

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  4. Love the artwork. A fellow blogger friend of mine in India is getting into picture books for children, but is still new to it. I couldn't offer her much advice, but I'll hip her to your site:)

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    1. Wow, thanks Mark! I'm still new at it as well, but loving the process. Will be more than happy to help if I can. :)

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  5. Happy belated birthday! Best of luck as your book goes on its submission tour! [g]

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  6. It's wonderful to hear about how you're being touched and inspired by other writers. Wishing you much success on your subs! :-D

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  7. 50 years already?!?!? Amazing.

    And I LOVE SCBWI conferences... I'm an addict, LOL...

    And fingers crossed for you!

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  8. Congrats on your picture book! May it land a home quick! :)

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