This week’s posts are dedicated to summing up my experiences at All Write 2012.
I long for an efficient writing process. The dreamer in me is always interested in hearing how published authors actually accomplish tasks. I get excited hearing stories of how it takes months (and even years), and how it is often a messy course of events. April Pulley Sayer shared her process at this year’s All Write Conference. A writing process might include (in a variety of sequence options):
Writing a rough draft
Seeking expert advice/researching
Sending to multiple publishers (slush pile)
If you hear back: more revising
Discussions with an illustrator
Illustrator begins sketching
Completing final illustrations
I think sharing her story will provide an authentic lesson for what writers do. I will certainly take her with me into the classroom this year. She also talked about the publishing process for those interested in pursuing their own projects. I will keep this on my to-do list.
If you teach young kids, and haven’t had the time to check out her work, now’s your chance!