I have not been idle. I am still writing. Still receiving rejections and replies from agents. I check in with my publisher and answer questions or ask them. I haven't heard from my illustrator directly lately, but that isn't a bad thing. I am sure she is busy making magic.
I have been doing research on things like School Visits, Skype Visits and other author visits that will help EGG along once it is out in print.
I am currently doing a On-Line Course with an amazing individual, Arree Chung
Who decided after some prodding from friends and other Creative's that it was time to give back and make some of "Publishing a Picture Book" lessons available.
It's a 12 week program, and currently in week 8 and very much enjoying his course work and insights. For anyone wanting to hone their Picture Book writing/illustrating skills, this is a program I recommend.
You do crazy and useful things like get your post it note skills refreshed.
Actually, taking this class gave me the push to make a dummy for one of my stories. This one is called Sketch.
It all started with a photograph I took two years ago at the beach near Seabrook, WA. I liked the feel of it, but wanted it to be more holiday seasony. So I got to painting adding in the sky and the color and tree. I am feeling pretty good about being creative on a new stage, all thanks to Arree and his support.
I think that is all for now. Hopefully I will have more interviews for you soon. I would am planning on having Arree Chung doing one on "Angels in the Creative World". As well as continue interviews from my critique group.
Until then, Enjoy the Holiday Season!