The children were reading and taking tests for their AR points. They served a beautiful birthday cake and Seuss juice (how clever) and I was honored to read my book to the children. School is fun!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
My current work is a chapter book. This book is for grades 1-4 with the younger children reading with parents or teachers. The main character's name is Mila Louise Denton. I can't tell you how I arrived at that name, but I am curious to hear how other authors decide the character's names for their books.
The conference is quickly approaching, and I am wondering what I will take from it. There will be agents and editors speaking. I will even have a manuscript critiqued by an editor. That is an amazing thing and doesn't happen everyday. These are some of the many benefits of being a member of SCBWI. I plan to be like a sponge, soaking up every drop of experience, knowledge and inspiration available. I also am going with a positive mental attitude and a willingness to hear honest feedback and to observe other successful authors and illustrators. Counting down the days!