Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Writing Fun

Did you catch the ALA awards this morning? I hope you saw some of your favorites listed. :o)

It's been a good morning so far at my house: One picture book revision down. One MG chapter revision to go. I'm going to squeeze this blog post, some laundry, and an upper body workout in between.

If you write picture books, today is the last day you can sign up for Meg Miller's Revise More Picture Books Challenge. It's free. If you're participating and want to swap revisions for critique, let me know in the comments. I'm shooting for five PB revisions this week.

Tomorrow, Julie Hedlund opens registration for new members of 12x12. This one isn't free, but the price includes monthly webinars with awesome writers, editors, and agents. Last year, Jane Yolen's webinar was by far my favorite. This year, I'm most looking forward to the webinars by Tara Lazar, Miranda Paul, and Peter Reynolds.

Speaking of Miranda Paul, have you seen Emily Arrow's take on WATER IS WATER?

And if you aren't already subscribed to KidLit411, they're giving away prizes all week for their annual Birthday Bash.

What are your favorite writing challenges or support groups?

Happy Monday!


  1. Yes! I watched the awards live. It was so inspiring. And I was happy that ECHO got a Newbery honor.

    You sound busy. And an upper body workout too. Go for it!

  2. Sounds like you have been super productive. Awesome!

    1. I was until I got on the internet. I think I'd better get off. Hahaha

  3. I like to write poems at Magpie Tales, where the challenge is to respond to an image.