Sunday, October 30, 2011

Because you wanted to know what I'm doing... Right?

The next two days are going to be HUGE in my little life... Number one: Tomorrow...


As most of you know, I love it. I live and breathe the spooktacular essence that surrounds the holiday. One's imagination can set sail, kids have the excuse to run around in the crisp weather gorging themselves on the things we do not allow them to have the rest of the year, not dusting your porch's cobwebs is perfectly acceptable (why buy them, when your friendly 8-legged friends give them to you for free??), and gloomy yet oddly romantic tales fill the airwaves. I. LOVE. IT!

However, this year, November 1st is actually the day where three large events could impact my life in a significant way; Interesting things will (hopefully) begin to happen for my writing career. What are they? I'm glad you asked!

#1- Tara Lazar's challenge of creating 30 Picture Book ideas in 30 days begins (aka PiBoIdMo!). I have accepted the challenge, and will prove to myself that I can be creative within a time crunch! If you see me on December 1st and my hair is a wiry mess, I have black mascara smudged half way down my cheek, and you can quite literally SEE my breath, just plug your nose and give me a pat on the back... Muttering something like, "Job well done." wouldn't hurt either!

#2- I have entered one of my picture book manuscripts into an online contest for MeeGenius' Author Challenge 2011, and the deadline to enter is November 1st. After that, all (ALL?) my friends and family will get the chance to vote on it... Yadda yadda yadda, I could be a published author of an E-Reader picture book!
#3- I will be submitting one of my beloved stories to an agent; and not just any agent, you see. She's THE agent I'm dying to have represent me. I'm nervous, too, because this time I think she's sort of heard about me. HOWEVER, that's all that will be said on the subject!

So, all in all, please pray for me or send me your good thoughts and wishes. It's amazing where your dreams can lead you... Especially if you have a Father who you trust to guide you.

I'll be around! I'll keep everyone posted if I have a brain cell to spare. Between these events, my crazy kiddos, my hard-working hubby, and remembering to brush my teeth, odds are I'll be one blubbering fool during the Thanksgiving festivities.

For now, Happy Halloween!!!!!


  1. Happy to meet you! I just hopped over from Tara's Facebook PiBoIdMo group. Following you now!

  2. I, too, am glad to meet you! I've just started looking at the blogs of people from the PiBoIdMo facebook group, and yours was first on the list. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better as the month progresses. May many ideas flow for all of us!

    And sending you good thoughts for the contest and for the agent submission! All the best!

  3. Hi there! Nice to find your blog via the PiBoIdMo Facebook page. I entered the MeeGenius contest too! Great fun. Let me know which one is yours when the time comes so I can like it.