Straight from the Book

I made a picture book dummy. These drawings are in there. They are fun.
Also, yesterday talking to some of my less thrown together coworkers at job-job I discovered that a couple of them are working on big projects too. This thrilled me. Then I found out that a couple of them are itching to write a novel but didn’t know about NaNoWriMo which begins in a mere 96days and 14hours. There was one other girl who said she always wanted to write a picture book, but didn’t have any idea about the SCBWI,  KidLit or KidLitArt weekly tweet chats. She said she really wanted to be a children’s book writer one day but she didn’t know how to get the right idea. Of course she had no idea about PbIdMo. It got me motivated to compile a list of resources over the next few weeks. So stay tuned, and grab a tutu.
What are the resources you use to tap into, stay motivated and move toward your big goals?
Now I’m off to get rid of my cough.

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