New Goals

Time to check on last year’s goals and post some new ones.

gp cover1. I launched Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature. I did a few things differently this time around, and I think it was all good. By the end of the year, the book had made a few good lists and I’ll be going to the 2011 National Science Teachers Association Convention to continue to promote it. Thank you, Boyds Mills Press.

2. I met regularly with two critical readers. With this steady stream of deadlines (for meetings and an SCBWI conference), I finished a new picture book manuscript (goal 4). It is being read right now. Fingers crossed. I think it’s ready to be a book. This is the first time I’ll be surrendering my words to another creative hand for the illustrations. It feels like an adventure.

3. I did not write a nonfiction book about an animal. That goes back on this year’s list. 5. Nor did I write regularly on a memoir project. Once again, back on the list. (I made a lot of progress in locating and organizing letters from years crucial to the memoir project. And, I re-connected with friends whose presence then and now is also critical. So, some forward movement.

4 Responses to New Goals

  • Jennifer says:

    Ooo, ooo! Can we have a book about a weird animal? Something that hasn’t been done before? My library kids are loving Nic Bishop’s Lizards and Marsupials – I’d love to see a whole book on one of those fascinating creatures. Or a nonfiction squirrel book! You’d think there would be lots but there aren’t, not with good photographs. Raccoons either. Just my suggestions (-:)

  • Good luck with the picture book, Sara!

  • scampbell says:

    Thanks, Vicky. I know you won’t combust when the novel comes out. You’ll be great!!

  • Sarah says:

    Jennifer, I am on it. This is the year for a new animal book. We have so, so, so many squirrels. It was also my sister’s first word. Definitely has possibilities. I’ve got a lizard in mind, but it’s been hard to catch and keep and photograph enough for a coherent story. Working on it, though. I get that suggestion from kids, too. Thanks for your support of my books.

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