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A Busy Day in the Neighborhood

The last 24 hours have been very busy. WriteOnCon has been keeping me occupied with great articles to read and videos to watch. I am learning so much from the authors, agents and editors who are participating. I’ve also been working on setting up all my accounts to begin working with Outskirts Press. By next week, I’ll have some fun projects to share with you. In between working and WOC, I’ve also been working on polishing a manuscript and query letter for an agent I met at WOC. Hopefully, I will have time to finish everything this weekend and get it sent out next week. I also have been working on grants for CFW.

In addition to all the writing and reading, I spent a few hours working at A Garden Party. (I love the days when my mind gets a break from writing, and I get to play with flowers.) They are organizing a Trash the Dress shot, so I got to help find some inspirational photos for that. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Well, I better get back to my to-do list.

WriteOnCon Day 1

Today was the first day of WriteOnCon, a free online conference for children’s writers. At first I felt a little guilty for spending the day “playing” online instead of doing paid work, but I am glad I did. I got a lot of great advice from industry experts and other writers. I also got to read some great work by other children’s writers. I rationalized the day by telling myself that even though it didn’t feel like I was working (and I wasn’t getting paid) one day it will hopefully pay off when I have a published book to brag about. This new perspective made  me decide to go easy on the freelance work (and household chores) this week to enjoy this once a year event. After all, maybe it will take me down a road I never dreamed off; life is funny that way.

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