Sunday, February 26, 2012

Change Up

My life has changed up so it's time for the blog to change up too. Since I'm doing this breakfast cafe thing on Saturdays and Sundays it doesn't always work out for me to get the Monster List of Picture Book Agents lising up. No, I don't usually get them done ahead of time! I'm a deadliner for sure. But when the 25th falls on the weekend, that is a problem. So I'm thinking I'll change it up to the third Tuesday of the month. Hopefully I can actually keep track of when the third Tuesday of the month is! I will do my best, but I am not good with time zones and I'm afraid that may translate over to other things--like days. But this is the only scheduled post on my blog. I can do this!


Here's another change up; I think I'm ready to send my critique partner my first graphic novel style picture book! My boys really love the Traction Man books by Mini Grey (and I just learned that a new Traction Man story is coming out from this great review at Oops...Wrong Cookie. Yay!) Formatting a graphic novel is different than writing a regular manuscript for sure, but it's really fun once you get the hang of it. I learned about graphic novel formatting from a great post by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman, creators of Joey Fly Private Eye on Tara Lazar's blog.



With writing, trying something new is never a bad thing!

7 comments:

Deb Marshall said...

Ooo, good luck with this new style of writing!

msdiamondhill said...

"Graphic novel style picture book!" is a truly amazing change. I have read one before but it wasn't much interesting but everyone has her own pen and ideas.

inluvwithwords said...

Trying something new is always fun. Good luck with this project!

Heather said...

As a former elementary librarian, I can tell you that graphic novel-style anythings are H-O-T-T!! Good luck with that!!

Julie Hedlund said...

Since my kindergartner just came home with Captain Underpants (which he can't even read yet), I've seen first-hand the appeal. Oh, and my daughter read Bone in its entirety in one day.

Good luck! Sounds like an exciting project.

Heather Ayris Burnell said...

Thanks guys. It is fun to try a new style. Hopefully, msdiamondhill, mine will not be boring! I actually have gone quite over the top with it. It makes me laugh anyway! If graphic novel style pb's are hot--all the better!

Dana Carey said...

How did I just see this today? Fun stuff. Good for you, Heather!