So, I am still waiting to hear about the illustrator. I promise I will make the announcement as soon as I know! So exciting.
How to fill up my creative time in this pause?
I know. I'll write!
I don't know if it is because I have more time (now that Mia is in school) or my new tradition of that second cup of tea in the morning, but I am totally having a blast writing.
Yesterday I started on a new piece I am calling "Q" and I am so in love with this new character. It is so much fun to "meet" a new voice and get to know them. To explore a new story and figure out the best way to tell their story and in doing so discover even more about writing and the world.
So , you might ask, what got me started on this new character?
It was something that I gleaned from a webinar that 12x12 offered the other day about crafting good read aloud stories with the fabulous Matthew Winner. Being introduced to his podcast
http://www.allthewonders.com/ is an amazing gift. Thank you Julie Hedlund and the 12x12 staff for making that possible.
12x12 by the way has kept me going these last couple of years. Having deadlines and a community has been key in dealing with rejection, learning new skills and pushing forward.
So now what? More waiting I guess. More writing, lots and lots of more editing and a nice meet up with my fabulous critique group this weekend.