Once again, thanks for your personal e-mails about your writing journeys as you work on your nonfiction picture books.
Some of us finished and are wrapping everything up. Some of us are racing toward the finish line. And some of us are still in the middle of it all.
Whichever stage you’re at, I want you to be encouraged! Don’t despair if you’re not yet done. Try not to see this as a time crunch. The exciting thing is that we’re moving forward as a writer and acquiring new skills. Just take the time you need to take to finish the first draft of your manuscript.
For those of you who wrote the first draft of your picture book in 3 weeks, and for those of you who will reach it on the day you get there, I’ve got a fun little picture you can add to your website or blog if you want. Or if you simply want to put it on your desktop or print it out and hang at your desk, you can do that too! I made this just to cheer you on and say, “Hip hip hooray for a job well done!” I hope you had a whale of a good time!
Here it is, nice and big if you want to save it and print it out:
And here it is as a cute little thumbnail if you want to save it and put it on your website or blog:
And starting in a few weeks, for those of us who are ready to roll up our sleeves and start writing the first draft of a nonfiction picture book from beginning to end, join me right here on my blog to print out the calendar we can follow to get our picture book done in just ONE WEEK!
And if you’re not at the place where you can join in this next adventure because you’re still working on this draft (or whatever other commitment you may have) you can still print out the upcoming calendar and follow along to see how to really write the first draft of a nonfiction picture book in just ONE WEEK.