HAPPY NEW YEAR! Just a quick blog to let everyone know that yes, my annual NATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING WEEK will take place this May 1-7, 2013.
For those of you who have never heard of National Picture Book Writing Week, it’s a fun event I started five years ago to promote some of my picture books. I challenged everyone to join me in an attempt to write seven picture books in seven days. It was inspired by the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) folks. It’s just a way to encourage people to stop procrastinating. And everyone’s picture books are NOT meant to be perfect – I do NOT think you can write a picture book in one day. These are very difficult books to write and they require a lot of time and attention. The 7 picture books in 7 days is just a challenge to force everyone to stop procrastinating. That way we end up with at least 7 rough drafts we can then revise lovingly for the rest of the year until they’re ready to submit for publication. 🙂
For more information on last year’s NaPiBoWriWee to get a flavor of the fun, go here: http://paulayoo.com/napi/?p=368
To keep up with my latest 2013 NaPiBoWriWee blogs, please bookmark this link: http://paulayoo.com/napi/
I also post regular blogs at my main blog site here: http://paulayoo.com/blog/
(My first 2013 blog of the year was just posted here: http://paulayoo.com/blog/?p=1464)
Stay tuned for more blogs later this spring about this year’s May 1-7, 2013 NaPiBoWriWee event plus the debut of our new 2013 store. (Our 2012 store link is here if you want souvenirs: http://www.cafepress.com/npbww2012)
I’ll post updates soon on details, guest authors, book giveaways, and the “rules” about how this event works. We’ll also feature blogs on how to write picture books and other writing and publishing advice.
So mark your calendars! MAY 1-7, 2013! And here’s a Happy New Year greeting from me & my cats Oreo, Beethoven & Charlotte. 🙂
Until the next blog, as always, remember… HAPPY WRITING! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! 🙂