Monday, May 3, 2010
Did I think I didn’t have enough to do? I’m planning first-picture-book promotion (only one month left to publication!) and working on a painting for a gallery show in two weeks. But joining Paula Yoo’s week of writing a picture book a day (NaPiBoWriWee) is so good for me! The writer me, anyway, because I haven’t been writing enough lately.
I’ve kept on schedule so far (2 ½ done). Saturday I couldn’t begin until late, but finished book #1 by 12:30 a.m. of day two. I kept falling asleep over it, but surprisingly it does have a beginning, middle and end. After I finished it I inexplicably woke up completely and was so charged that I wrote book #2 by 2:30 a.m.
Paula’s posting daily updates of her progress. (Check out the participant comments, too.) Her advice is so encouraging, inspiring and kind. “Don’t worry if one a day seems impossible – it is.” The idea is to Write Every Day. Of course they’re really first drafts. We can revise them later – if they’re worthy of revision!
It’s great fun and so far I do want to work more on the stories I’ve written – maybe there will be a keeper!
Posted by Diane Browning at 5:38 PM