Changing Course in 2014

As usual in the beginning of the year I think of all the millions of things that I want to do and this year I’m going to start with focusing on one thing.  It’s a huge thing, sort of overwhelming at times, but, I think I need to do it …… and it will consume the whole year.

For the past two years I’ve been participating in PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) held in November – which is a challenge that Tara Lazar has organized. So, now I have two files of ideas, about 65 in all (not all good ideas) and it seems there ought to be something worth pursuing.

This year I’ve joined Julie Hedlund’s group – 12 x 12 in 2014, which is a writing challenge to write 12 children’s book drafts during the year, one a month, from the ideas generated in the aforementioned idea challenge.

So I’m challenged and motivated to get some work done this year.


Happy New Year!

Spring Marsh
Spring Marsh

This pastel painting hangs in the dining room framed in gold. The glass is reverse painted in black with a gold leaf border. This view is from the front entrance of The Arbors, where I live. It was done some time ago and is still a favorite of mine.