Happy New Year 2015

It has been way too long since my last post.  That’s something I’ll have to correct in 2015.

Well 2014 has come to a close and we’re all looking forward to the new year.  It is a good time to look back and ahead to see where I’ve been and where I’m going.

Resolutions for 2015 seems the next step but I don’t generally do well with resolutions.  Its semantics but I’ll continue to call them goals and mine are not that different this year from last.  I wanted to increase my time spent writing and growing in my craft.  That I did, having attended two conferences in 2014.

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Southampton Children’s Literature Conference 2014 (Picture Book )

Both the Southampton Picture Book Conference and the Highlights Foundation Conference were paramount in helping me continue towards my writing goals.   I’ll continue this goal maybe stretching it a bit to include devoting more time to submissions.  After all, my long-term goal is to be a published picture book author.

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Highlights Foundation Conference 2014

I have gone out on a limb of sorts in that I’m working on     producing a picture book app.  In the new Digital Age, I searched my manuscripts for a story that I thought could work as a children’s interactive app.  I then found a fantastic illustrator who created beautiful drafts to my text.  The drafts were wonderful and helped put wind in my sail and get me moving on the project.  So much to learn, but oh the fun of learning…

Back to 2015 goals.  Usually, if I write them out then I’m bound to them and have a better chance of getting close to competing them so here goes.

2015 Goals:

  • Update this blog on a more regular basis
  • I will work more on making time for my writing
  • I will work toward submitting to publishers
  • I will complete work on the book app
  • I will attend more writing events

Of course these are only my writing goals and that’s all I’m going to share.  If I am able to work successfully on these – any other goal I may have should also be withing my reach.

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