There are few things more satisfying than wearing through a pair of sturdy work gloves.
And for all you Creatives out there who have spent the summer hunched over work-in-progress novels, art works, screenplays, song-writing, choreography projects, gardens, recipes, scrapbooks, knitting and sewing, you know the good feelings behind exhausting the creative muscle. I hope it's been a glorious time.
As for me, a month away to focus on the process versus the business of writing and art has given me space to understand my vision more fully. Still, the time has come to buy another pair of work gloves. As I ease back into writing for the blog, I hope you'll enjoy seeing posts and links to inspire you on your transition from the explorative days of summer into the more focused schedules and work of autumn.
And here's something motivating now:
The SCBWI Annual Summer Conference buzz is underway. You can follow along on Twitter by following @scbwi or #LA13SCBWI. You can also follow the official conference blog. Lots of great information about writing and illustrating children's literature will be shared. This blog is fun for parents, teachers, and librarians to follow, too, because you'll learn about new books and authors in all genres and age groups.