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Booklights, NaNoWriMo, and NYC

Today at Booklights I’ve got three Cybils-nominated picture books that are worth a look for the toddler set. That said, I’m pretty sure that the French one will be staying on my personal shelf for a long time to come. And I’m no toddler, though I occasionally cry like one. Generally on election day. (Stupid Maine.)

My progress in NaNoWriMo has been stalled by my supremely annoying life. I believe I have made some necessary adjustments in some areas and made my peace with other aspects, and hope to get back on the writing bandwagon today. I’m still having trouble finding my Buddies, and I know that my KidLitosphere peeps are out there. So please find me with my other user name, Mreader, and urge me on. I can say that I’m very proud of two of my buddies, Abby and Sarah, with more than seven thousand words so far. Great job!

In two days, I’m going to New York City to participate in The Children’s Literary Café on Saturday, November 7th, at 2:00 p.m.: Cybils Kick-Off: Blogging in Style. I’ll be joining with the heads of the other five families — Betsy Bird, Liz Burns, Anne Boles Levy, and Susan Thomsen — for the panel and then afterward. It is possible with all of us in the room at the same time that we may change the face of kidlit blogging as we know it to be. Fair warning. If you want to reel in the face of our power, I’d suggest that you join us at 2:00 at the main New York Public Library. You know, the one with the lions and all the officialness.

I believe I’ll be hanging with Betsy on that Saturday night in the city, so um, whatcha doing then? I also may have a lot of free time on Sunday as one of my go-to friends in the city may be tied up with a sick kid. So, um, whatcha doing on Sunday? Yeah, okay, I could have planned this trip much better, and I am feeling like the world’s lamest person for not making plans of any kind. But seriously, after KidLitCon, the Cybils, Family Issues, Halloween, and NaNoWriMo, I’m even taking my underwear needs on a day-to-day basis.

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Michelle said...

Wish I could make it to NYC this weekend. Your panel sounds amazing! Good luck and have a fabulous time :)

Stephanie said...

*LOL* I can relate to work being stalled by ones supremely annoying life. :-) Have a great time in NYC!

Abby said...

Thanks, Pam! I did not write at all today, but I get off work at 1pm (hopefully) tomorrow, so I'm telling myself I'll get caught up then.


Suburban Turmoil said...

Sounds like you have a great weekend coming up! Wish I could be there. Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

Sondy Eklund said...

Hi Pam! I just added you as a buddy on NaNoWriMo. I'm off to a very slow start, too. For my personal goal, I'm shooting for 50,000 words on my novel PLUS my blog, but I'm only posting the word count for my novel. However, so far neither total is going very far. Anyway, the Library is closed on Veteran's Day, and it's time to write!