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A NEW MONTH

A NEW MONTH

November and Picture Book Idea Month are behind me. I’m saddened by the break in habit that became well established over November – reading the daily inspirational post, taking notes, brainstorming ideas and recording them. An idea a day for 30 days – good job me. But now comes the hard part, evaluating the ideas, sorting the gems from the junk and then buckling down to write first drafts. I’m both excited and terrified by the prospect. I love some of my ideas but I’m afraid that the vision in my head is going to fall flat once I try to capture it onto the page. Still, I’m going to do it anyway.

As Jeannine Atkins says in her book, Views From a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life: How do I get started? Typing lots of wrong words until the right words come along.

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writerjenn
Dec. 1st, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
You can do it!
angeladegroot
Dec. 2nd, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn.
jeannineatkins
Dec. 3rd, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
Yes, you will fall flat. We all do. Then brush ourselves off and forgive ourselves for not getting it right the first, fifth, or fiftieth time. It's the hard part, yes, but bring along some of that starting fun. I'm trying to do this myself as I revise some poems -- keeping in the spirit of play with the brooms. Good luck, and have fun! (and thanks for reading my book!)
angeladegroot
Dec. 3rd, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm lucky to have a writing buddy like Kelly - she gifted me a copy. I love the format of your book - I read a little before each of my writing sessions.
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