Alicia Padrón invited me to take part in a 21 day creative challenge inspired by Laurie Halse Anderson's keynote speech from the recent New England SCBWI conference. (Illustrator Gina Perry started this particular group challenge.) It's open to anyone who wants to participate. You can start whenever... so jump on board!
Here's how it works: Laurie challenged the audience to give themselves the gift of time by spending 15 minutes a day writing or making art-- saying that it takes 21 days to form a new habit-- and this was a habit that would change your life.
Since I already spend most of the day working on writing or illustrating projects, I've decided to spend the chunk of time generating new story ideas. This is one area that's been a challenge. By the time regular work is done for the day my brain is fried. Then I get frustrated that I'm not thinking ahead enough to the next project, and I end up in the doldrums.
So-- my goal in the 21 days is to generate a plethora of ideas. (Ha! How's that for a word to wake you up on a Monday morning!) I'm not sure yet what form they will take-- written or drawn-- but I'll post at least once a week with my progress.