Friday, December 10, 2010

PI A LA MUD


The rain really got me down for a bit. Don't get me wrong, I love rain. I just don't like rain on snow. We got so much rain that the dirt came back...as mud. Mud season comes a couple times a year here. It's a lot of work and I'm always glad to see it go. We muddle through - pardon the pun - constantly wiping feet whether our own or the multi-footed creatures that traipse along, over, and through our lives. When mud season came back, my daily ski through the woods was over. What was keeping my blood pumping and productivity high was doused by rain that tempted me to curl up in a ball by the fire to nap for the winter. I just had to resist.

NaNoWriMo
and PiBoIdMO were such a huge success. I exceeded my goals on both projects, contributed to Caps for Kids, and also redesigned both of my websites. I decided I liked the "x" per day challenge so much, I had to keep it up. So this month I'm taking my new website designs and writing a page per day in code so they'll be up and running in January. Why January? I assigned that month as Publisher Submission Packet Month (PubSubPackMo). I have a tendency to do 10 submissions at a time and then I'm toast for weeks. One per day is way more doable and by the end of the month I'll have 31! Those will not all be picture book submissions though. That many simultaneous submissions of the same picture book would be frowned upon by most publishers. Most of these will be bread and butter submissions to publishers to illustrate whatever projects they have that fit my style. Stay tuned to see the final websites and my progress on submissions.

MUD UPDATE - After days, the rain finally turned to snow - giving us about 6 inches. We're still not back where we were, but I'm hopeful...

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