As I mentioned in the previous post, I joined the picture book marathon! I will be writing 26 picture books by the end of this month. That means I will be writing a story a day (with a couple a rest days allowed). The purpose is to help me get into a writing routine. I'm hoping that by the end of my marathon, I will have something worth revising and editing that would end up in a manuscript worth submitting to a publisher.
In the blogs ahead, I will write about my picture book marathon experience- my joys, my sorrows, my victories, my defeats...
"...writing with endurance the race set before me..."
Well it's only week 1 of my marathon, but I'm off to a good start. The best part of the race so far are the cheers at the starting line. I am grateful for the loving support of my husband and 2 boys. Every now and then they'd check in with me to see how I'm doing and offer me a water as needed.
I started off writing strong. The excitement of writing my first picture book marathon carried me through the first few miles with ease. I came into the race trained and ready for the 26 days of writing. I was well equipped with my story ideas. It gave me enough energy to keep my steady pace. The following is a list of my story titles for this week.
Mile 1: Coco the Cockroach
Mile 2: Rocks in My Pocket
Mile 3: Ben Hasn't Lost a Tooth Yet
Mile 4: Todd Has Frogs
Mile 5: The Daisy
Mile 6: HiccuChooCough!
I admit. Some miles were so-so and some were satisfactory. But overall, so far so good.