Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Weekend Window #5 on Tuesday

I did it! I finished the latest revisions of a picture book I am writing. It started as a silly poem. Then my friends said, "Hey, that would make a fun picture book!" So I wrote it into a story. Then I revised. And revised some more. And once again. Then I had an idea of how to make it even better/more marketable. So I totally rewrote it. New POV. New angle. Changes in the plot. Different ending. I like the way it turned out. I went back and looked at each sentence. I made my final revisions this weekend-- just in time to submit to the SCBWI work-in-progress contest. But because I was so busy working on my manuscript, I forgot to post my Weekend Window links. Sorry! So, here they are... on Tuesday.

The fabulous Jessie Carty has started a new online literary journal (called Then and If) which is similar to her old one (Referential). A piece of writing (flash fiction, poem, or non-fiction) or photo is posted and writers response to it with their own related piece. I am curious to see how this site develops. If this sound interesting to you and you won't to take part (or just want to read) here is the link:

http://thenandif.tumblr.com/

Also, since I am posting a link to Jessie's new site, I thought it might be nice to link to one of Jessie's poems. I found her short poem Hospice has been made into a video at "Moving Poems".

 http://movingpoems.com/2014/09/hospice-by-jessie-carty/

and here is one of Jessie herself reciting one of her poems

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bqt_nlEJCw

OK. That's all for now. I'm off to prepare for RhyPiBoMo and April poetry month challenges.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, Linda. Congratulations of completing your entry, and good luck!!! Sydney

De said...

AWESOMENESS!

Be sure to share, when it becomes available. :)

Linda H. said...

I will, De. But first it needs to win, then find an agent and publisher.

Thanks for your continued encouragement.