1. Make a plan for the next six months about blog posts relating to THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET. I am thinking of highlighting a creature from Celtic mythology each month. (Lots of magical creatures make appearances in Trinket's tales.) Thinking I will start this series on April 4th and continue it on the 4th of each month, since that is my release day (in September, of course.)
2. Revise two picturebooks: BOOM, BOOM, BOOM and I WANT CAKE.
3. Draft one more picturebook: LAZY HIPPO WON'T GET UP (or something like that...and it's not based on events or characters here at home, so don't think that at all;)
4. Revise FEATHERS, SONGS, AND CURSES for structure. I find that when I write a novel, I kind of create a metaphor for what the structure of that story will look like (in my mind, of course.) For Trinket, that image was of a necklace with seven charms (one for each tale) and seven tiny beads or pearls in between each charm (to represent the seven poems.)
For Feathers, my image is two trees, standing a bit apart, but slowly growing together, until they are intertwined and entangled and it is impossible to tell, when looking at a branch, which tree it belongs to. Two completely different trees leading two very different lives until something happens that causes them to grow together. (But each tree must be equally strong, so that it does not overpower the other. And that is why I am doing a structural revision.)
(Does anyone else do this--picture the structure of their stories in their heads? Please tell me I am not alone!)
And, I want to finish this all by the end of the month (or sooner maybe.)
So, I guess I'll be busy.
Here's wishing you a busy March as well!