I am not such a fan of real snow–well, not so much the snow as the fact that, generally, it’s cold outside when it snows–but I do so love the snow here at Cathy C. Hall’s!
And here is something else I love:
Wheeee!! Now I have some great, medium-great, and so-so great ideas to start my year of picture book writing. (I’m not counting the not-so-great ideas. I mean, what was I thinking, writing down an idea about a cow patty???)
And I kinda love this, too:
Um, yes, well…okay, it’s not the winner’s badge. But I’m two-thirds of the way through that rewrite, and rewriting is a whole lot harder than writing because you have to, you know, really think about all those swell writing things that you’re supposed to know but maybe left out. And I had to weave all sorts of nuances through the story and add character development and…fine. I didn’t finish the rewrite. But I’m still giving myself a small “w” wheee! (one exclamation point). I will finish that rewrite before the end of December, friends.
And here’s something else I’ll finish:
Well done, Cathy! 🙂
I won NaNo this year, and I’m close on my Goodreads Challenge – I’ve read 88 books so far out of 100. Fingers crossed! Oh, and I know what you mean about the word “challenge.” Not the part about crushing opponents. No. Not that part. Uh-uh. 🙂
YAY! Good for you, Madeline! Those are huge Wheee’s!! Like WHEEEEEEEEEE!!! 🙂
Congrats on your almost-complete rewrite. You’ll git ‘er done, no doubt about it. AND congrats on your Green River honorable mention!
And congrats back at you! I saw that Lisa Ricard Claro garnered an Honorable Mention as well! 😉
You are one motivated writer. Congratulations.
Thanks, Julie. I have my moments (Apparently, they all come in November). 🙂
Always enjoy your posts, Cathy!! And, well done, by the way!! 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! Always enjoy seeing your lovely comments! 🙂
I need one of those “losers'” badges as well. I’m 78,000 into my NaNo from last year, but it’s still not finished so still not ready to beginning the revising work. I agree–rewriting takes a lot more time. (I can whine a duet with you. 😉
Yikes. “…still not ready to beginning the revising work.” Hopefully my eye will be sharper with my manuscript than it is with my blog comments…
Hey, you teach all day AND you’ve got 78,000 words???
Don’t even talk about whining–or adding an errant “ing” to a word. You should have a badge that says, “I TEACH ALL DAY AND HAVE 78,000 WORDS. SO THERE.” 🙂
Yippee for you. Fantastic accomplishments. I am NOT surprised.
I’m too tired to whee very loud or long tonight. But I can do a little whee about my job. I just love my job. Love, love, love it.
And I’m not surprised one bit about that, either, Sally. Wheeee for you! 🙂
Oh I’m always slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow on the rewrite, even though my wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee is I did the NaNo 50,000!
And congrats to you on all your accomplishments. I was keeping track of the number of books I was reading, but then…