Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year 2013 from me & Oreo, Beethoven & Charlotte!

HAPPY NE W YEAR! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! 

What is everyone’s New Year resolutions for 2013? What are your writing goals? What do you hope to acccomplish for the year? Please COMMENT below with your writing projects/goals/dreams for 2013. I’d love to hear what everyone is up to!

My story is still the same… I’ll be busy this year in the writing bat cave working on a few TV and movie script projects as well as a couple of new book ideas. I hope some of the hard work I did in 2012 will pay off soon in 2013. I’ll keep everyone posted, and until then, my fingers are crossed! 🙂

I’ll try to blog when I can – I usually try to feature writing craft articles, interviews with authors and book giveaways, foodie recipes, and of course, self-indulgent cat blogs. I’ve had to pull back on my blogging recently because of all the writing deadlines I had last year. Thankfully I can still post on Twitter on a more regular basis, so between my blogs, you can keep up with me on Twitter @paulayoo (and you can follow my cats @oreothecatyoo). 🙂

I’m hoping to wrap up a few deadlines for the month of January, and then hopefully I’ll be back to a more regular schedule of blogging. Until then, I hope everyone has a marvelous 2013. Keep in touch with me on Twitter and you can also keep up with my monthly schedule featured on my website’s home page “YOO INK” column.

And don’t forget, my annual NAPIBOWRIWEE (National Picture Book Writing Week) happens this May 1-7, 2013. Stay tuned for new blogs about that coming up in the next month or so. (For more info on last year’s event, check out this introductory blog: https://paulayoo.com/napi/?p=368) You can keep up with my NAPIBOWRIWEE 2013 plans via this NaPiBoWriWee-specific blog: https://paulayoo.com/napi/

I also posted a new 2013 blog about the May 1-7, 2013 National Picture Book Writing Week event here if you want more details: https://paulayoo.com/napi/?p=436


If you have time, please COMMENT on this blog and let me know what projects you plan to work on, writing-wise. I wish everyone the best of luck with your writing goals this year!

Until the next blog, as always, remember… HAPPY WRITING! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! 🙂



8 Responses

  1. Happy new year! Working on my pilot script today.

    • paulayoo says:

      Thanks! So am I! Break a leg, good luck! Did you see my blog on TV pilot writing last year? There are some great books that I recommend, including William Rabkin and Jen Grisanti’s books (available on amazon as e-books). Happy Writing!

  2. Hi Paula! I just came across your blog. I’d love to try your NapiBoWriWee challenge in May. I just completed the 12 x 12 in 2012 with Julie Hedlund and tried the PiBoIdMo with Tara Lazar back in Novemember.

    Best of luck with your projects this year. I’m looking forward to visiting your blog throughout the year.

    All the best,


    • paulayoo says:

      Thanks Jen! Both Julie and Tara’s events are great, too! And the ideas you came up with for PiBoIdMo can be used to create full first drafts in my NaPiBoWriWee! Stay tuned for more tweets/blog updates throughout the spring. Happy Writing! 🙂

  3. Holly Reed says:

    Hi Paula. I did your challenge last year and loved it. I got more done in that week than the whole year before. So, I’ve had great things to work on this past year. You are a “Super Girl”! I’ve blocked out the first week in May 2013 on my calendar (literally). I’m looking forward to it.
    Everyone…Be there or be square…


    • paulayoo says:

      Hi Holly! Good to hear from you again. Thank you for your SUPER comment. 🙂 Can’t wait to see you at NaPiBoWriWee this May! 🙂 Happy Writing! xo P.

  4. Sheryl Tilley says:

    I’m excited to know that the NaPiBoWriWee is happening again. I am thoroughly dedicating myself to it. Thanks for doing it again!
    Sheryl Tilley
    Prescott, AZ

    • paulayoo says:

      Yay! Excited to have you back, Sheryl. Stay tuned for more details. I’m hoping to have new store items up by April as well. Remember, you have to register on the https://paulayoo.com/napi site later when it begins. I think you are already in the system tho. But keep me posted. HAPPY WRITING!

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