Friday, April 22, 2011
I just found out that my poem "Beasty Feast" will appear in the September/October issue of Turtle magazine. I got a little inside scoop today on the illustration plans. Should be really cute so keep an eye out for it. Can't wait to see it!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I was also able to purchase Arthur's new book "Monday is One Day". A heartwarming story about how hard it is for parents and children to say good-bye when Monday comes and parents head off to work, and children to daycare or school. Sure to be a new family favorite.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here's a picture of a few of my new friends that stayed after to show off their projects for the camera. Great work guys!
On the back cover she writes of an epiphany that she has one afternoon. "The days are long, but the years are short. Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.
Gretchen does such a great job sharing her research, experiences and lessons learned on happiness. Many of the quotes are so good that I had to highlight them. Her writing is so conversational and comfortable that I felt like we were talking over coffee. So what do you think? Are you up for the the happiness challenge?
I sure am. It's been six weeks since my last post and they have flown by. I've been out of town quite a bit but have still been busy writing and revising. Love the direction my new manuscripts are taking.
Last night I pulled out all of my new picture book files from the marathon - fully expecting that the majority would need to be filed away. I've been so busy working on other things that I honestly forgot what many of the manuscript ideas were. What a fun surprise to reread those drafts. I was able to eliminate some, but I still have about 20 that I really like. Hmmm... now to figure out which ones to tackle first. Here we go!