Whether or not you attended the SCBWI NY conference in January, I promised to send this reminder out as a memory jogger 3 months after the conference. Since I’m traveling for the next couple of weeks, I’m posting this a week early — so now you even have more time to focus. :o)
Are you focusing on your writing and/or illustrating? Here’s the acronym:
FREEDOM (to create–it’s OK to take the time for yourself, your stories ARE worth capturing, and some kid out there needs you, so do it!)
ORGANIZATION (your workspace, your files, your mind, your story)
CREATIVITY (if you’re stuck–take a walk, take a shower, ask what if?, eat chocolate!)
UNDERSTANDING (what you want to say, your characters, your audience)
SHARING (your manuscripts with critique groups and then submitting them, sharing your work and your self via social media, Skype, school visits, etc.)
FOCUS — it’s about talent, which you have, practice which you can do, and grit, which you’re developing all the time. Keep it up!
I’m looking forward to seeing your work!