As I work on my manuscripts, I'm graced with a mini "Nutcracker" ballet in the living room as my 11-year-old daughter practices dance steps. Unfortunately, since we registered at this new ballet studio late in the Fall, she's not in this year's performance, but the music plays in her head daily. I asked her to draw some Christmasy pictures for my blog, and she chose the Sugar Plum Fairy. Anna actually drew these using step-by-step directions at Dragoart. No tracing involved!
I'm looking forward to a two week winter vacation from homeschool so I can concentrate on writing. When I return to this blog in January, I'll tell you about my new research for a picture book biography. I'm trying to be more "techy" and am using the free program Evernote. I'll share my experience next time. Right now I'm heavily into diaries from the late 1800s! And the ironic thing is that I hated history in school!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your family and friends! I look forward to great writing achievements in 2014 for all of you!
May you know the true meaning of Christmas and God's love for the world!
[drawn by my daughter]
12/16/2013 01:20:31 am
Whoa! Anna has skills. The drawings are soooo great! Hope you get lots of writing done over your break :-)
12/16/2013 03:25:51 am
I, too, hated history, but love to write about it now. Your daughter did
12/16/2013 05:02:50 am
12/16/2013 10:25:18 pm
HI Tina, I followed from a post you left on another blog, and I'm so glad I did! Looking forward to many more creative notes from you (and your daughter). Merry Christmas!
12/16/2013 11:49:48 pm
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!