Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Dance!

I did it! I really did it!
34 Picture Book ideas in 30 days!!

Some of them are more fleshed out than others, but I have 2 that are especially begging to be written NOW, NOW, NOW!!! I keep telling them to shush, I have a thesis to finish.

But there's good news. I finished that first FULL DRAFT of the thesis tonight too!!! Woo Hoo! Double happy dance.

Now, the real work begins with my thesis: revision, revision, revision.

What am I going to do with the picture book ideas?

1) I'm going to write those two that I can't get out of my head.
2) I'm going to sock the other 32 away and let them simmer. You see I plan to do the Picture Book Marathon in February 2011. I need to write 26 drafts during that month. So, my ideas are simmering now. My fingers should be flying in February.
3) I also have 5 more nonfiction picture book ideas that are going to require some research. These weren't even figured into my 34 fiction picture book ideas for this month. I am going to start researching these as well.

Many thanks to Tara Lazar for hosting and providing inspiration all month.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thanks for participating. I'm glad you had a successful month!

Belle said...

Wow, thirty ideas in thirty days. That will get you thinking alright! Congrats on the thesis too.

Amy Tate said...

Marcie, you are my heroine! I am so thrilled for you!!!!! I would really love to read your FULL DRAFT. I miss ya'll sooooo much - I can't wait til I can jump back in.

M.F. Atkins said...

We miss you too!!!! This weekend I am going to escape to an undisclosed location (aka away from the family and disruptions) and read my book from start to finish, make changes, then if you are willing and able, I'll send you the whole draft.

Essay Writing said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing..