Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 8 - Marathon

Just finished my PB for today and I am so excited about the concept.  Did some research too and now I can't wait to get back to it.  If February is the month of the PB Marathon, then March will definitely be the month of revisions.  The grand finale for me is Lisa Wheeler's Picture Book Boot Camp later this month.  Three days to be inspired by a master storyteller on perfecting the craft of writing picture books ~ following a month of producing ideas and rough drafts. What perfect timing! 

This is the beautiful logo created for the marathon by Nathan Hale.  More info at www.picturebookmarathon.org.


  1. Wow, I am so envious, because you are so right--following up this marathon with a workshop from Lisa Wheeler adds up to nothiing but fantastic timing. Keep it up! You're doing great. (I only got to start writing yesterday, but I'm 2 for 2, and hope to catch up by the end of the month.
    -- a fellow marathoner

  2. Thanks so much Shaunda. You keep up the great work too. I figure that even if someone started mid-month, that's still 14 new stories to move forward with. This is a terrific exercise and Feb. is the perfect month to do it. Hoping you have a muse inspired day!

  3. Good luck on the marathon! I'm in it too but have also been working on a new mg. So I've only written one picture book rough draft so far. But still I figure the marathon will motivate me to get at least 3 or 4 rough drafts done which is more than I would have done otherwise!

  4. Thanks Kelly. You're so right - any number of manuscripts that we get down on paper is more than we may have done without the "push" of the marathon. Good luck to you on the mg and all of your new pb's. We can do this!