This week, I’m participating in Nancy I. Sander’s Book Launch Party for her new picture book, Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities. Here, she shares insight about working with her fabulous publisher, Chicago Review Press. Hop on over to her site for more book launch fun!
One of my goals this year (first mentioned here) is to keep my eyes open for what’s going right in my writing life. It can be so easy to focus on everything else, don’t you think? On rejections, failed queries, long hours, or negative feedback…and yet, when we start looking for it, there are so …
Reason #1: Writing is awesome!!!
Reason #2 (this week’s SPECIFIC reason): Last week, I was in Florida for research on two separate projects. Yes, this counts as work.
I spent one day at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce talking with scientists, looking at photographs, and touring one of their research sites.
Did you ever return from a conference (or finish a class, or—like me—return from an amazing research trip) and have so many story ideas, setting details, and other information that you can’t possibly use it all at once—and somehow, you need to keep track of all that information until you can use it?
I won’t be around the blog-o-sphere quite so much this next week, because I’m heading to the Society for Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Miami, FL! For the next week, I’ll be featuring a few back posts on writing craft that some of you may not have seen.
Meanwhile, time for my pitch for why …