Monday, January 18, 2010

Okay, I've been very bad, no good, terrible, horrible about posting on my blog during this residency. I'm not sure why I seemed to have more time last summer, although I hear other students commenting that this rez's schedule seems more packed than last summer's. Oh well, it is what it is. Needless to say, I've been busy.

My Picture Book Semester Panel Presentation: Everything Under the Moon: Shedding Light on Picture Books is this afternoon. I woke up this morning relieved that the migraine that's been with me since Saturday night has left. Phew! That was the last thing I needed. I'm quite excited that it's finally our turn to present. More than anything, because I want to be able to stop thinking about my talk. I'm just tired of it hanging in my mind. But I am excited for our audience and hope that some people will walk away feeling a bit more enlightened about picture books. It is such an important and amazing genre to write. And it's been fun organizing the presentation with the four other writers in my group--Abby Aguirre, Meredith Davis, Barbara Bishop and Mary Cronin (all led by our fearless leader, Kathi Appelt).

And... it's snowing!!!!!
(this is the view from my dorm room)