“…and the living is easy.” At least according to George Gershwin. It’s gotta be easier than this last full week of school. Closing up the library always takes more time than we think it will, and my fingers are itching to get back to work. I’ve been diligently reading the books recommended for me at the NJSCBWI conference and doing some solid thinking. (I highly recommend Getting into Character by Brandilyn Collins. Very helpful.)
In the midst of my week of shelf-reading and dredging up overdue books, a bright spot shone in my email. Thanks to Rob Sanders for some good advice – although this time it comes from his students! I know Rob’s a great writer, but he must be an even better teacher, because his kids are on the money! Mateo E., I sure am practicing my writing at home using all my crafts. 🙂
Last week I talked about meeting my conference goals. Now it’s time for a summer goal:
I will finish this revision.
I will send it to the agent who requested it.
And I will do plenty of lolly-gagging and daydreaming to get a head start on my next project (Already simmering away in my brain. Some days I feel like a crock-pot. Slow, but ready for dinnertime.)
For such a long week, this post is quite short. Get out and soak up some sun. Bring a picnic to the park – or your yard. Celebrate the solstice with a good downward dog or two. Me? I’m taking a much-needed yoga class and then diving into some character backstory. See you next week!