Looking at the tile of this post, I think you can guess I have a couple of things to talk about today. 🙂
First – 12×12 Update.
For those of you who don’t know, I am trying to do Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge. It is a challenge to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months in 2012. You can click on the 12×12 banner on the right side bar or the one above to learn more about it. I asked Ms. Hedlund if I could participate even though I didn’t think I could do all 12 but I wanted to try to do at least one and she said it was OK to do what I could. Here is what I did this month.
Well the results of my poll from my last update are in (I asked if the main character of my book should be a boy or girl… or a monkey named Fred). Because there seems to be a huge bunch of monkey fans reading my blog, Fred won the poll, but alas, Fred really doesn’t fit into my book so I am going with the second place winner – a boy (and I’ve named him Louie). I have made an outline for my book – from beginning to end, a complete outline. Next month I am going to have a goal to write at least 5 pages and have ideas for illustrations. How are you doing if you are doing 12×12?
Next – My winter poem. I wrote this poem as an assignment for school. My mom thought it was really good and told me she thought I should post it. Before winter goes away for good this year, I thought I should post it. Please let me know what you think about it (even ways to make it better).
Snowflakes falling, glistening in the light.
Billions sparkle on the ground, covered in ice.
Making tree tops beautiful.
Each little flake counts when making a white masterpiece.
Covering everything on the ground.
Falling slowly, falling quickly, just falling.
Delicate when one or two, but strong when united.
Nothing stands in their way.
Tickling cheeks, but kind and cold.
Nature’s gentle blanket.
Now – Sue Morris of the Kid Lit Reviews blog gave me a Liebster award and challenged me to come up with 5 more things about me! You can see the post HERE to see who I passed the Liebster on to. So now the 5 things
1) I can’t whistle (and my sister can – really well)
2) I am a fan of art museums
3) I have a pet fish (a zebra danio) named Tommy
4) My favorite food is watermelon
5) I have one nose and two nostrils and a blog where I review books…OK OK I ran out of things about me!
AND FINALLY HAPPY LEAP DAY!!!
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