Monday, May 3, 2010

Seven Picture Books in Seven Days…is Here!

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!


  1. Bravo, Diane - to participate now when you have so much other stuff going on.

  2. Go, Diane, Go! I love your blog and the photos and illustrations that accommpany your posts! Congratulations! (That's three exclamations in a row . . .)

  3. Good for you! Somehow the days slipped by without my writing a word. Does creating recipes count? I guess not. There is always next year.