After an incredible day workshop with Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Agency in May and then a full week with Emma Dryden of drydenbks, editor fantasticio, and a gentle wise woman in the editing and children's book world, I rebooted, recharged, and in the spirit of summer on the Vineyard #nuttypace#OMG slowthefeckdownweonlydrive45pmh...I began to rewrite. #Very happy.
Why so happy? Because the complete recharge came from Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown, (6 miles outside my door) And why is that so special? Because I didn't have to go to NY or LA to get the best teachers and advice within the children's book industry#veryveryhappy.
Now all the tools, worksheets, and advise these teachers gave me have been put into action on the page.
Best way ever. I got hiking, with time to think and rethink, on a 10 day writing trip to Santa Fe to revise and edit two works in progress.
Chesca and Rogue, a YA fiction Romance, and a second WIP, The secret dance, a romance/drama for adults that has lots of very important, relative...curse words.
On cursing...it's so hard to use my beloved feck, with autocorrect on, decking this and decking that. Makes it a completely different meaning, decking someone in Ireland means giving them a head butt!
Ahh, deck it, autocorrect.
Thanks Grandma Robinson and Noepe Center for the literary Arts.
Birthday boots for hiking and getting it done#WIP