Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm a Crammer

Last year, I challenged myself to read 52 books in 52 weeks.  Some time in late August, I realized I had only read 11 books.  So I put the pedal to the metal.  In the end, I reached about 43.  I was short of my goal, but I had a good final stretch there.

In 2012, I signed up for Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12-  write 12 picture books in twelve months.  Well, we are more than halfway through the year, and I am at... uh, let me see here... um, that would be zero.  (Okay, my writing partner would argue that we have one very rough first draft. but I don't like it enough to count it)

Can I still do it?  It's possible.  I wrote many a term paper in the wee hours of the morning.

 But then again, there was no Internet in 1986.



Tess said...

peas in a pod, we. at least when it comes to this sort of thing.

hey! that would be a great pb title ... peas in a pod, we

Joanne Fritz said...

Love that anonymous quote. And it's so true. Perseverance pays off, eventually, I hope, even for those of us who are less talented. We just have to learn to stay away from all these bleeping distractions!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You can do it, Corey! I know you can...pull out your ideas file and get busy. :)

I'm down one ms...I missed last month, but I'll make it up while we are on the cruise.

genevievepetrillo said...

This post made me laugh. When does the cramming start? THAT will be a fun day! My guess is - you can do this!

Rebecca said...

Oh, come on, Corey! Even very rough first drafts count! :-)