Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Work-In-Progress Wednesday

Well, I finally made some progress on a picture book that I've been working on, like, forever this week. I got it down to 500 words! Which, of course, is also the word count limit for the 3rd Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Contest. Yeah, I went ahead and took the plunge and entered the contest. Today. The last day to enter. Yeah, I procrastinated till the end. I really have to stop that. But folks, there's still time if you, too, want to go ahead and take a chance. The deadline is 11:59 p. m. (Central Time).

And to all who have already entered: GOOD LUCK!

:)

11 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, good for you Crystal. If you ever want feedback on a PB, I'd be happy to take a look.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Good luck!

Crystal said...

Thanks, Corey! You know, I may just take you up on that offer soon. I know I probably should have gotten a critique on this PB before I sent it in to the contest. *Sigh* I really gotta kick that procrastination habit . . . :)

Jennifer--Thanks!

Charlie P. said...

hey :) i'm trying to write a picture book as part of a list of goals to complete, and i was wondering if you have any tips on where to get started? I'm just a bit stumped on what makes a good children's story.

Jody Hedlund said...

Contests are such a great way to stretch ourselves. And if we win, that's a bonus! BTW, I love your quote of the month. (And thanks for sharing a comment on my blog! I loved hearing how you got started with writing!)

Crystal said...

You're welcome, Jody! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the quote, too.

Tess said...

luck, luck being wished your way!!! isn't it wonderful having a submission out? i like to think of it as hope in the mail :D

Crystal said...

Thanks, Tess! Yes, that's a great way to think of it: hope in the mail!

Shelli said...

good luck!

Tabitha Bird said...

All the very best Crystal. I hope you will post an update if you hear good news. I think you are a winner though for entering. That is half the battle! Children's books are hard to write. I have had a go at that. Maybe one day....

Crystal said...

Thanks for those good wishes, Tabitha! I will post something if I hear good news. Yes, children's books are definitely hard to write. So many people think it's easy because it's kids you're writing for, but in fact, it's the exact opposite!

Thanks for stopping by and glad to meet you!