Exploring the kid lit world from a teen lit writer's point of view.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Inspired by Holly Cupala
I'm just back from the local chapter meeting of SCBWI here in Seattle and I have to say that Holly Cupala inspired me. She's gorgeous, she's bubbly, and she makes getting an agent look like a breeze. But I am not fooled. She has put a lot of work into getting to where she's gotten. She has paid dues. What I am grateful for, is that she is generous with her experiences and willing to cheer the rest of us on. We all need voices telling us we CAN do it. I feel that it is also a duty of mine: to encourage writers to keep writing. It can be a cruel world for artistic types and we have to stick up for each other. So three cheers for Holly and all the writers out there. As Winston Churchill said, "Never, never, never give up." Now get writing.
All I want to do is write and read...well most of the time. A member of SCBWI, I'm on the never ending but always exciting quest to learn more about the kidlit publishing world while refining my writing craft. Come join me for the discussion!