Sunday, September 6, 2015

It's Been A While

Wow, this summer flew by.  Like many writers I know, I have a day job and the summer is the busiest time of year. Also, sports. Seriously time consuming!

I had to prioritize and sadly RWRC was neglected. Now that schools back in session and the day job is marginally less crazy I've got about an ounce of extra time.  The one thing I never neglect: My Manuscript Writing Time!

This summer I've completed some new picture book rough drafts, shined up 2 of them until they sparkled and completed a 6k chapter book. I did little else. All of my free time went into writing, and critiquing, and rewriting, and research and then more writing. Holiday weekend? That means an extra day or writing!

Writing well also take research.  If you are new to children's literature look into the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators aka SCBWI. If you are starting the query process check out #MSWL (website and on twitter). But before hitting send maybe check out Query Shark. If you are writing picture books be sure you have three that are agent ready before you start to submit.

All newbies make mistakes and that okay. Google is your friend and will help you.

I hope to get back to posting writing prompts and I'll leave you with a photo prompt today.

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