Friday, May 21, 2010

Procrastination Post- and a Picture Book Update

I need to take a speed pill today. I have done nothing all week. By "nothing," I do not mean "no things." I mean, no things that I needed to do. I did watch Lee Dewyze singing Hallelujah 150,00 times on You Tube. I also spent several hours composing emails in my head that I will never send and debating whether or not I should go to the gym. But as for laundry, shopping, and general housekeeping... nada! So, now I have to run around like a lunatic and get ready for my in-laws who are coming tomorrow.

But first, what's new and exciting in picture book land?

Well, Tiffany has an illustrator for Ollie and Claire! Matthew Cordell will be bringing her charming characters to life. I can't wait to see what he does with them. The interesting thing about picture books is that sometimes authors don't even specify what kind of critters their characters are! Will they be a hare and a mongoose? A porcupine and a prairie dog? Anything is possible!!!

Ame Dyckman landed Dan Yaccarino for her picture book, Boy and Bot (Knopf, 2012). This is another one to watch out for! This sweet, adorable story is on my very short list of "Picture books I wish I had written." Hurray, Ame!

And, last, rumor has it that the talented Aaron Reynolds, of Chicks and Salsa fame, just sold a PB called Evil Carrots! Ha! The title alone cracks me up!

Okay, off to slave away. Or maybe I'll just play one game of Scramble on Facebook first?

14 comments:

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lee was wonderful, wasn't he! I would not have picked him to be in the final two at the beginning of the season. He got my vote Tuesday night.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ooo, those sound like great new PB's. I can't wait! Thanks for the update, Corey.

Have a great weekend.

Elana Johnson said...

Okay, I need the link for Lee. I've stopped watching AI cuz I thought it was boring, but Hallelujah is like, my favorite song ever. Can you email me a link? Please??

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Okay, first of all--New Follower *waves*

I already follow too many blogs *blushes*--but a Lee fan and picture book updates? Yeah, I had to click follow. :)

And I know what you mean about procrastinating. In my case, I have an email from my agent with a list of tweaks and changes to make. I really need to get cracking. Maybe after I hop to one more blog. :)

Nice to meet you! Have a good weekend.

Lydia Kang said...

Hi! New follower! I am a total procrastinator, but I am happy to say I can admit that now!
Thanks for the links, will check them out~

Beth Coulton said...

Great news about Aaron! I love that he's finding success in this business. I met him a couple of years ago and he's been a great resource and encourager to me ever since.

It's Friday night and I plan to do NO THING....

T. Anne said...

Ack! You Tube? I'm going there now to watch! I want to download him off itunes. He really brought a new dimension to that song. And I LOVE that song!!! End of happy rant. ;) Have a great weekend!!!!

storyqueen said...

Oh Corey, I love Hallelujah, too!

And the PB's sound awesome....how is yours coming along??

Shelley

Meredith said...

Hours on Youtube are well worth the procrastination...lol!

Take care!

-Meredith

Kim said...

Love this! That is totally me. I fart around all day and then s.c.r.a.m.b.l.e. at the last minute to get what I need done. I definitely need a fire lit under my butt to get moving.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Your Friday sounds like my today. I haven't watched Lee sing Hallelujah (not yet - great idea!) but I've been blogging and reading and NOT writing. Hope today is better for you!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hope you got everything done before the in-laws arrived. : )

Pam Calvert said...

Hooray, hooray to everyone!!! Can't wait to read all those new pb's!!!

Rena said...

You sound like me. I have tons to do and my ILs are coming up to visit soon as well. And yet, here I sit ...