Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Things

Today my first ever guest blog post is up over at Tara Lazar's blog. It's a little something about finding inspiration for Picture Book Idea Month. You can pop over there if you want to take a peek.

As far as my progress goes for PiBoIdMo, I've got nineteen little outlines/titles/ideas so far. I'm learning how to be more disciplined about writing my ideas down. Usually I'll have an idea and WANT to write it down. I'll really MEAN to write it down. Then, other things happen and I get distracted. By the time I get around to finding a piece of paper and a pen and a moment to think, the idea is long gone no matter how hard I wrack my brain trying to remember it. This month I haven't gone anywhere without my notebook and pen. I've even stopped on the road to write ideas down. (I can do that because it's a dirt road and like nobody ever drives on it. Convenient.) I'm writing things down right when I think of them. Then I still have them when I have time to work on them in earnest. Imagine that!

A little something else, Wendy Martin posted a great interview with Bonnie Adamson. She's illustrating Bedtime Monster. Our book comes out next year. It was fun to read about her process and to hear a tiny bit of news about our book. She says she's finishing up the illustrations. Yippee!


  1. I actually bought a little notebook that fits perfectly into the front pocket of my backpack. It's quickly filling up with notes and ideas. I feel so writerly :)

  2. Oh, I am hopping on over to Tara's to see!