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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is it with the clouds and me? Whenever the weather gets stormy, cloudy, rainy, I pull back into my little space to wait it out. I am an outdoor person, so when I can't get out for my morning and afternoon walk, I get grumpy...ask anyone who knows me. I know all about SAD: seasonal affective disorder. We all have some sort of disorder, don't we? The worst part of it all is that I can't write much during those periods of darkness...those cumulus shrouds gather not only in the skies, but inside my head as well. Writing is a chore for me when it's dark. However, here I sit, writing. One thing I have done is take notes about the story I'm working on. Little ideas pop into my brain, so I write them down, confident that when the sun reappears, so will my writing skills. I admit it - I'm a sun worshiper. So, now you know. If it happens to you, too...turn on all the lights in the house and try again. Oh! Is that the sun I see?

Friday, May 7, 2010

We all need help in this business of writing for children, that's for sure. One place I rely on for up-to-date information is the Children's Book Insider and their Newsletter. It's always full of inspiration, links to lots of information for writers, and news about what agents, editors, and publishing houses are seeking submissions. To see for yourself, go to