Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
First I just have to show you who appeared under the tree in the horse pasture.
Isn’t that just the sweetest little cutie-pie? First one of the year, and thankfully the dogs were nowhere around. Time for collars and leashes until these little ones are better able to fend for themselves! 🙂
Next I will entertain you with the fact that I’ve entered into a brave new world. With my track record it will probably only last about 14 seconds, but I’ll pass it along to you in case anyone is interested and has more self-dicipline than I do 🙂
You know how we all have so much to do these days and it can feel a bit overwhelming? And how we seem to find ourselves often working through the weekends even though that’s supposed to be family time?
Well, Katie Davis happened to mention a (relatively) new system called Simpleology. I read about it and thought it sounded interesting… and tempting… and then Pat Miller said she was trying it. So I thought, what the hey? I’ll try it too.
If you’d like to find out about it, go HERE. It claims it will organize you and make you more productive. I don’t know if there’s any realistic hope for me, but many of you might benefit. (On the other hand, many of you might not even need it because you’re already organized! :)) And it’s FREE. (At least the basic level is… :))
It’s going to require some discipline: no turning on the computer in the morning and reading intriguing-looking blog posts or checking email or Face Book. No sirree Bob! Straight to Morning Brainstorming! But, since it’s free, I’m willing to give it a try for 14 seconds and see if I like it. Check with me on Friday and see if I’ve thrown it over yet 🙂
Now. I don’t know about you, but where I am, it’s breakfast time and that means…
…health food! YUM! 🙂
In case you are somehow not familiar with my line of reasoning, let me explain: chocolate chip cookies are comprised of crucial nutritional elements: dairy, protein, and vegetables (I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that chocolate comes from a bean! :))
Ah, that’s better. I’m sure you’re feeling much stronger now. Breakfast, after all, is the most important meal of the day!
Ready for Would You Read It?
Today’s pitch comes to us from Kimberly. Kimberly says, “I’m a 23-year-old student at the University of North Texas who is just now starting to really explore the world of publishing. I’m discovering a fantastic group of well connected children’s authors and trying to learn all that I can from their experience.”
Working Title: Bonjour Remy!
Age/Genre: Picture Book (age 6-8)
The Pitch: Six-year-old Remy loves adventure—just so long as it never leaves the garden. So she hesitates when her parents surprise her with a trip to Paris. How can she leave all of her favorite things? It might take some convincing, but if Remy will leap into the new and wonderful Parisian culture she might just learn that beauty and her favorite things can be found in many places. They just might have different names.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Kimberly is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing if Simpleology can help me be more organized and productive. Really, if it can work for me, it can work for anyone! I’m full of optimism 🙂
Have a great day, everyone! 🙂