Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SOL 16 Day 2

I've a goal to write picture books for children. For the past three years, I have been taking actions to achieve my goal.
  • I'm a part of an online writing group, 12x12 or PbidMo. I have three notebooks full of ideas, beginnings. 
  • Within that group I found my way to join a writers critique group. I review their stories and offer comments. I stalled. It got harder for me to make constructive comments. I submitted one complete story for them to critique. They offered lots of helpful comments.  I stalled. 
  • I joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I registered for a conference this summer. 
Still, my goal is to write a children's picture book.

I'm so excited (and proud for her) to learn that one of my former 3rd grade students just published her picture book: Hey, Mom!

Hey, Mom!

Yesterday I purchased the sweetest book, Peep and Egg, written by a member of the critique group.
 Peep and Egg

5 comments:

  1. What a great goal. I would love to see some of your ideas. It is great to join groups who will support this.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. My ideas range from non-fiction to make believe, but I find it hard to follow through!

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  2. Keep working, you can still achieve your goal.

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    1. Thank you, I think so too. But I resist and often find other interests to occupy my time.

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