Sunday, August 31, 2008

Long weekend. Write, write, write!

There once was a lady who wrote
She liked to write stories all day
She wrote in her house, she slept like a mouse
She wanted to go back to bed.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day off...

So I took today off. I did it because I had a scheduled telephone meeting scheduled at 9:30. Unfortunately I got an email last night that was sent yesterday afternoon along with a message on my phone to say it was cancelled. Now, I'd taken the rest of the day off just because I needed it. I seriously overdid this summer with work and I really need some rest time.

Slept in then had breakfast, read a little and now online. Spent some time trolling about my other blog (my fannish one ;) and the scbwi boards and now here before I'm going to write a bit on my adult story, some fannish things and the children's book. I'm making sure that the metre and the words are all smooth and nothing feels forced to make the other work because I hate that in books.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So... I wrote a book

I wrote a picture book last week. I don't know, it just came to me almost fully formed. It's got some flexibility though and I can imagine shortening it or lengthening it easily with the removal or addition of extra stanzas. It's really for younger children and has lots of repetition and I think, a good metre. I'm going to go over it a few more times but then I've decided I will submit it to a publisher. I even joined SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) - which even if I wasn't interested in writing and publishing books for children I think I'd find it a great resource as a Youth Librarian.

Hee! I'm actually excited - and doing the librarian thing to thoroughly research the ins and outs of exactly who and how to submit this for potential publication!! I'm actually kinda sorta a little hopeful and think I might just have something here that I've seen a demand for from a growing segment of families.