I’m keeping myself honest with weekly writing updates.
So this week I’ve been on vacation. Just keeping it real. Even so, I’ve done four critiques on picture books in progress. So that’s something.
And today I spent a little time revising a fiction pb that is loosely based on an actual person of historical significance. I’d say it’s a slice of life from their childhood as I’ve imagined it.
And that’s all folks! Tune in next Wednesday for more updates.
Hello Lovely Readers!
Welcome to my Wednesday writing update. This is where I let you know what I’ve been working on this week in my writing life. Summer is a time where I shift my focus to more picture book writing as I do not have to teach for a couple of months.
Below are my latest book dummies. I just fold 8 pages of 8 1/2 by 11 paper in half and staple them together. Then I print off my manuscript and cut and paste based on 12-14 spreads to make a 32 page picture book.
These are the two I worked on this week. My next step is to read them aloud and record them with my phone. Then I play back the stories and listen for any flaws.
This week I’m also working on revising an older manuscript I hadn’t touched in several months. That story will also need to be made into a dummy fairly soon.
I am also reading a lot of comparative picture books as mentor texts.
What writing projects have you been working on this week?
Discover children’s books by Cynthia Mackey
My summer plan for Wednesdays is to post weekly writing updates to keep myself accountable for writing every week. If you’re a writer, you know how important it is to keep BIC (butt in chair).
So what have I accomplished this week?
-revised a couple of drafts, including page breakdowns (next week I hope to make some book dummies)
-consulted with a psychologist on a sensitive issue in one of my works in progress
-met a fellow picture book writer in person after connecting first through 12×12
-completed a couple of online educational videos from storyteller’s academy
-watched a webinar on writing picture book biographies
-critiqued a fellow writer’s picture book manuscript
I guess it has been a pretty good week 🙂