Monday, March 21, 2011

A Little Time To Bask

Packet 2 has come and gone... And I am grateful.
I am still digesting all Julie's comments - it takes a while for them to sink in and a little longer before they are absorbed across the semi-permeable membrane of my brain.
One thing I will bask in (for a moment) is a comment I've waited three years, many manuscripts and revisions to hear...
"In my opinion, you nailed it!"

This from my advisor Julie about a picture book story I've been working, and reworking...
I am thankful, amazed, and uplifted.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Procrastination 101

So many wonderful and not so wonderful ways to fill one's time when one should be writing...
Hanging out with the Cat in the Hat, running after children, errands, laundry, yoga, email...
Packet 2: T - 11 days

The Slog! Packet 1

This is how I felt as the packet 1 due date approached! So much to do, so little time!

Packet 1: 1 critical essay, 4 picture book manuscripts, annotated bibliography (list of relivant books you have read and brief writer notes for each), online assignments, and a substantiated letter. *keep in mind packet requirements vary by advisor*
I managed to get everything done - not to the standard I would have liked - but done nonetheless.
There was a lot of "Sorry, I have to do my homework..." and sneaking off to my room. I think this is a good thing. For next packet I'm aiming to spread the work out over the 4 weeks rather than live in seclusion the last 2 weeks! Wish me luck.