What have I done?
Well, so far this year, I have written six picture book manuscripts and one early reader. That's pretty productive. I've also edited/ revised many others. But, like I said, I don't seem to have been as productive as I thought I was. Even in the past week I wrote a new PB manuscript and edited/revised a few others. Of course being at the beach helps. While I'm not a fan of sitting on the beach, I do love the view and the sounds.
|A horrible view...my journal, with a pin attached, and a cup of coffee...|
I've written in my journal almost weekly, though I did give up on posting the journal entries on here. It seemed a waste of precious time to write them in my journal, then type them onto here. I may leave that page up and write on it freely, as a journal, but just change the name of the page. I still love my journal, and although it was going to get filled with the traveling we were going to do this summer, the filling will still happen, though the traveling will not. Unfortunately, we had a major house issue pop up and that wiped out our money. We did, as a result, end up with a new floor, though my knees are still recovering, in our kitchen and our new library (former kids' play room):
|Cork! It's so soft, and eco friendly. It's supposed to be nice and warm, too.|
I also added an extra thick layer of insulated vapor barrier.
So, the writing continues, progressing slowly, but better than when I first really thought back on it. I have a lot more time this summer, too, to work on pieces and getting them to a nice, fine polish.
Oh! I did get an e-mail back from an agent. We talked o the phone for a bit, too, about one of my manuscripts. I'm working on the suggestions they made and will be resubmitting it when I think it's ready!
and don't forget:
I have an author event at Studio B in Boyertown on June 28th from 2-4 P.M. I'll be talking about my experiences in self-publishing, as well as sharing part(s) of one or both books. I'll also have autographed copies up for sale!
I'm also going to be at the Boyertown library on August 13th from 11:00 to 12:00 for a picture book reading. I'll also be selling autographed copies of my book at the event as well.