Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Something Special...Something to Ponder and a Contest
Every year I save some of my daughter’s art work. The above photo is one from last year. They were studying positive and negative space. I loved the colors…the design…the shapes… It was worthy of framing and hanging.
Two of my critique group members have exciting news. Tess Hilmo just signed her first book contract; her book should come out in 2011! Check out her awesome blog. Amy Allgeyer Cook’s first book is coming out in 2010. Amy is deep in revisions. Amy has a super whimsical blog. To add to the coolness of our critique group, Heidi Schmidt is doing the illustrations for Amy’s book. You can find Heidi on Flicker. I hope you will check out my friends.
Something to Ponder
As you write do you find yourself lost in another world? Escaping from your reality into your characters’ realities? Are you an observer of their lives or do you insert yourself into them and their lives? When I write, particularly the MG Historical Fiction novel I’m working on, I am so there! I hear the bombs whizzing through the sky, the silence that occurs right before they drop and the explosions as they hit the ground. I smell the smoke and dust that fill the air. I hear the neighbors calling out to see who is still alive. I hear people walking through the rubble, kicking it out of the way and cursing Hitler. Please share…
Follow this link to my December 1, 2009 post. Follow the directions and best wishes to all! I will announce the results on December 10th.