All in My Writer's Life

Labyrinth Walk: Peaceful Steps, Magical Friends

If you've never heard of a labyrinth, it's a great way to quiet your brain and take a break. Labyrinths come in many different styles, but no matter what they look like, you follow a path. You can't get lost--you follow one way into the center and the same way back out. (Cool word: unicursal--means one way in and one way out). While you're walking, you're letting go of things that might bother you or that yo might be thinking about. When you get to the middle of the labyrinth, you stop and spend some quiet time in the center. And, when you walk out, hopefully that quiet peace you found in the center, follows you! 

SCBWI

SCBWI, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators holds its winter conference in New York City each year. I've never gone before, in part because I wasn't ready. I've been writing, studying, practicing, and learning about my craft as a children's writer.

Some Exciting News!

I'm so excited to announce that I have finally finished my first novel. I wrote "the end" quite a while ago, but those words were just a start as I headed down the path to reworking and revising my draft to make it the very best it can be.