I had this other post all thought up for today, but you know. It's blogging. It's a whimsical thing. Today's post will be a hodge podge, I think.
I want to point to Lee Wind and Mother Reader's Comment Challenge, which is starting this Thursday. The idea is to comment on five kidlit blogs a day to make this community stronger. I found some writing best friends (I'm not at all kidding) during this last year. And there are prizes!! I encourage you to check it out. It somehow makes the kidlit blogosphere seem like a small and cozy place.
Speaking of small and cozy places, Kris has beautifully organized an IRL get-together. You're all cordially invited to Drink (and Dessert) Night. It will be at the Westford Grille in Westford Ma, on February 15th at 7pm. Anyone want to fly in for it, you can stay with me. LOL. RSVP to Kris. And, if you know of librarians, writers, or industry kid-lit-ers, please pass on the word.
This Friday, I hope you'll stop by HERE for a chat and interview with Terry Lynn Johnson. Her excellent book, Dogsled Dreams has just been released, and I'M GIVING AWAY A COPY to the person who leaves the best comment or question on Friday for Terry. YAY. Congrats Terry!
And, finally, I wanted to, you know, update you on my actual writing. The dollar-a-day charity resolution experiment is going well. But I have to qualify what writing is. Monday was a brainstorming day, and didn't literally forward any of my writing. I think that was a dollar to my charity.
Because, while brainstorming did great things for my writing this week, I could think about writing all day long, and if I don't write, I don't WRITE.
Jon (you know, one of those people I met during the Comment Challenge last year) and I are currently exploring other types of writing--picture books, short stories, screenplays, and more--as an exercise in learning, and it's been enlightening.
And, I've been writing forward on my NaNo novel, and thinking about revisions for my MG. So, I have been writing busy.
How about you? What are you writing/working on? Hope to see you here Friday!