This post was supposed to appear last week, but I spent ALL my blogging time reading the Halloweensie stories over at Susanna’s. Congratulations to all the winners! It was spooky fun to read and participate in all the Halloweensie fun.
About the blog hop.
Illustrator and Writer Dani Duck tagged me in the PiBoIdMo Blog Hop. PiBoIdMo equals Picture Book Idea Month created by Monstore Author Tara Lazar. I’ve been participating in the picture book idea challenge since Nov. 1. I wrote last week about my goal for this year over at Writing from the Peak.  I’ve met my goal to date!
For the hop, I’m supposed to tag three children’s writers participating in PiBoIdMo. As I write this, I don’t have three. Anyone want to participate? I’ll ask again after my answers.
PiBoIdMo Participant
Here are my answers to the four questions:
1.      What am I currently working on?
Submissions. Others may be talking about specific manuscripts, but for now I’m wading in a flood of digital files and printed manuscripts with scribbles, strikes, and crumples. It’s not fun to crumple up the computer — let me tell ya. The revisions are a result of feedback from submissions and critique groups. I’m also organizing my drafts, so I can improve my revision process.
2.      How does it differ from other works in the genre?
This is why No. 1 is likely supposed to be a specific manuscript. Two of my revisions involve little girls as the main character. That’s different for me, as I tend to stick to boys.
3.      Why do I write what I do?
I love the challenge of writing picture books — both in the efficiency and the responsibility of the words. When, oh when, will I figure out the right way to end a 100-word story.
4.      What is the hardest part about writing?
Staying organized. I know there is time in the day. I just need to stay focused and write at set and random times.
Final Call for Action! I need three volunteers to answer these questions for the PiBoIdMo Blog Hop. (I’ll add your blog links and bios into the post.)