Spring Training

26 Mar

lucy-psychiatristWas your winter writing as depressing as mine? ACK!

The story accepted by an honest-to-goodness editor in a real publishing house was turned down in the acquisitions meeting.

But I pulled myself together in time for the new year. And what a fun-filled, jam-packed year it’s been so far!

I spent January gathering ideas with Tara Lazar in Storystorm (aka PiBoIdMo). February brought a blizzard of information at the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York. And March has been a whirlwind of reading mentor texts with Carrie Charley Brown in ReFoReMo.

Now, with a fresh arsenal of writing ideas, information, and mentor texts I’m ready to take on a new season.

CharacterSpring Training is upon us and I’m going to be ready for the big game!

 It’s time to get off the bench and stretch those writing muscles. fce54108a076897bcd7844d5c2ad99ab




I’m working on honing my craft, developing those mad writing skills…

until I hit one out of the ballpark!  bfb5b5cf1817b81725091347991476b8

And when I finally get that call…


all that training and practice and diligence will have paid off! your-a-good-man-charlie-brown-baseball-game-youtube-o3Vo6x-clipart


Special thanks to Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters, for his wisdom, creativity, inspiration, and many years of humor.






12 Responses to “Spring Training”

  1. cynthiahm April 2, 2017 at 10:13 AM #

    Love this! And I could really benefit from learning to laugh at myself… I’m going to keep swinging along with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Keila Dawson March 27, 2017 at 2:32 PM #

    Keep swinging! I know you will knock it outta the park soon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee March 27, 2017 at 2:39 PM #

      My batting average ain’t so good right now. Gotta get better!


  3. Nadine Gamble March 27, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    Nice! I’m pullin for you!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lauri Fortino March 26, 2017 at 10:48 PM #

    I love spring! It always awakens in me the “little writer’s seed” and encourages my creativity to sprout!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee March 26, 2017 at 10:58 PM #

      Me too, Lauri! (Hmmm, seeds… sounds like a whole new blog!) I love analogies!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jane Healy March 26, 2017 at 9:45 PM #

    This is so inspiring! Here’s to writing–come what may–in 2017!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee March 26, 2017 at 9:47 PM #

      So glad you liked it Jane. I had a completely different idea when I first started, but was again inspired by the Peanuts gang!


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