Just checking in for a bit to let you know what's happening.
First, I'm still on track with my goals, although this month has been incredibly busy. Seeing as though I've had little time to write, I only managed to get in 10 words. But, it's a story! And, I did something I said I wouldn't do. I submitted it to a contest. For anyone who's interested in what the 10-word story contest could possibly be, check it out here. There's still time to submit your own 10-word masterpieces, and if you win, you could have a chance to take a free writing course at Gotham Writers Workshop:
Second, after years of being away, I'll be attending the 2016 Spring New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference. I'm excited to finally be going back to this. In past years, I've opted to go to Book Expo America instead - thus all the books I've been reviewing here - but I feel I need to get back to the writer conferences for some inspiration. I'm doing an abridged version this year. It's a 3-day conference, but I'll only be attending 2. I opted not to have any of my work professionally critiqued, mainly because I made the decision to put away all my old writing for this year. Also, none of my new writing is ready to be professionally critiqued.
Finally, this Friday, I'll have a guest on my blog - author Ian Hiatt - who will be revealing the cover of his first novel and will have some words to say about it. It's always exciting to hear about first novel news!
That's all I got for now. Thanks for listening.