Back to real life…

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San Juan Mountains, CO

A painting I did of the San Juan Mountains during a rare quiet moment on our trip to Colorado.

From a summer of vacations, visits, and birthdays we are returning to real life. Back to school.  Back to work. Back to writing.

My writing time has been pretty thin lately but now that my daughter is in preschool I have no more excuses. I keep waffling back and forth about whether or not to make this whole writing thing more official by having a blog. I’m afraid that I don’t have time for it, that I don’t have anything to say, that it will take away from my precious writing time. But if I am ever going to do it, this is the time. After attending the summer SCBWI conference this August, I set a goal to treat myself more like a real writer, a professional. This is one of the steps along the way, so I’m jumping in!

So what will this blog be about? Stick around and we’ll both find out! I want to find blogs of other authors, illustrators, agents, and editors that inspire me. I want to focus on where I get story ideas in my everyday life (in between making grilled cheese and preschool pick-up). I want to document how my work is growing and changing.  I want to connect with the broader community of people who are focused on making great stories for kids. There is so much to learn. I know I’m still at the tip of the iceberg!

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