Monday, February 7, 2011
Huff, huff, huff. Puff, puff, puff. Still running. Still reaching for the goal. GASP. WHEEZE. *cough cough*
It's hard to find time for this marathon on top of other writing responsibilities, plus homeschool, family time, cleaning, cooking, and assorted emergencies that pop up. Taking Christopher to the hospital is number one, of course. I can lug my laptop and write/check email in the hospital. But I do my best writing in Christopher's bedroom. I just love to write in there. With him yakking away, or drawing, or playing a game. It is the music that I listen to while writing. :-)
But I'm on schedule. So far so good. I have realized one thing since this marathon began. That it IS possible to do. Writing a picture book draft every day. I have not come to the bottom of the barrel of my picture book ideas. There are infinite possibilities. And so far I have written boy picture books. I have some ideas for girl picture books, too.
On the first day, I was tightening as I went. Which is how I usually write picture books. But I soon realized that wouldn't work. I needed to make better use of my time. But I still have to think about the 32 pages and only half will need text. So I'm writing picture book drafts that are under 500 words. I am going to wait and do the dummies after the marathon is over. No matter how much it is killing me to do some now. *resists urge*
My mantra: I can write a picture book every day this month. I think I can, I think I can. :)
Posted by Robyn Campbell at 6:43 AM