I swear, the biggest pain of posting a new blog entry is finding (or often creating) an image to complement it. It just doesn’t feel right to see text without a visual. Or is it just me? (I ended up taking a photo of my glass bird collection. They seem about as thrilled with this cold, rainy day as I am.)
Despite this crapola weather, I’m feeling overwhelmed with anticipation. My best friend is about to have her first baby any day now. My grandmother is coming home from Florida in just a couple of weeks. And I have a big project out on submission.
So, how am I occupying myself during this anxious time? Unfortunately, I can’t do much writing, as I’m too excited to think straight. But I have been doing a LOT of reading, and I’ve had a lot of other things going on to distract me.
This weekend, I’ll be appearing at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, where I’ll be signing my books from 10am – 4pm, and reading from Mr. Prickles and other stories at noon. Also, I’m helping to organize an event for REAL (Reading Aloud) in Rhode Island on June 1st at the Providence Children’s Museum, where TEN children’s book authors and illustrators will read, sell, and sign their books. (Details of these appearances here.) And I just joined a new writing group, which will meet at the end of this month — hopefully I’ll have written enough to share by that point!
What do you do to distract yourself while you’re playing the waiting game?
Chocolate. Tea. More chocolate.
I’m on it!
I’ve got a book that went to an acquisitions meeting today. So, we’re both in the same (soggy) boat.