Just a quick note to explain a little bit more about why I have two blogs on my website. I’ll also be posting more actively for now at the “NaPiBoWriWee” blog because May 1-7, 2011 marks the third year in a row of my special event known as “National Picture Book Writing Week.” Keep reading to find out the difference between the “Blog” and the “NaPiBoWriWee” blog…
PAULA YOO’S BLOG: This blog – http://paulayoo.com/blog – will be where I post “All Things Paula Yoo”-centric blogs. For those of you who may not know me very well yet, here’s what I like to blog about…
— Writing advice, thoughts, & industry gossip for aspiring children’s book writers (picture books, middle grade & YA novels)
— Random pop culture musings (I’m also a sci fi/pop culture geek)
— Random music musings (I’m also a violinist)
— Food (I am a huge foodie and love to cook)
— Self-indulgent posts about my three cats – Oreo, Beethoven, & Charlotte! (Yes, I am a Crazy Cat Lady. My cat Oreo has a Twitter account – http://twitter.com/oreothecatyoo. He has over 700 followers!)
NaPiBoWriWee BLOG: This blog – http://paulayoo.com/napi – is my official “All Things NaPiBoWriWee”-centric blog.
NaPiBoWriWee stands for “National Picture Book Writing Week.” It’s an event I started for fun back in 2008. I host it every year from May 1-7 in which we all support each other in writing 7 picture books in 7 days. It was inspired by the famous National Novel Writing Month (http://nanowrimo.org) where everyone tries to write a novel in 30 days.
From now until May 7th, I’ll be posting mostly at the NaPiBoWriWee blog. It will feature special guest author interviews and advice on picture book writing for everyone participating in the event.
For those of you who want to know more about NaPiBoWriWee, start with this blog posting that lays out all the “rules” and information/history about the annual event here: http://paulayoo.com/napi/?p=11
So that’s why I have two blogs. Come back for more fun postings! (My homepage at http://paulayoo.com will also feature live content on a regular basis – the Yoo Ink “headlines,” a Google calendar, and my Twitter feed, plus a new “Writing Tip” that will happen at random moments when I stumble upon a cool writing quote.)
Until the next blog… Happy Writing! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂