Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm back!

It's been a very long time since I've written here. I wish I could say I have been swamped with writing assignments, but that's not all true. I have been keeping busy with some small articles but that's it. So....what have I been up to? I do teach preschool full time in a public school so that takes up most of my time. Any writing I do is in my spare time, which is few and far between since I am a wife, and a mom to two boys ages 10 and 11.

I just filled out a Product Writer's Test for Lakeshore Learning Materials. I hope to hear something from them soon. Being a teacher, it is a dream to create learning materials for such a known and well-respected educational company. I hope I did well on my writing test.

I have also been thinking about going back to college and get my Masters Degree in Educational Administration. There is a program that is in a weekend format and I can be done in 6 semesters (summer, fall, spring, summer, fall, spring). It starts this summer. I am hoping to get a scholarship that will pay the tuition for my classes. If I can get that, then I am going to go for it and start my classes this summer. I applied to Graduate School and was accepted. Now, I am just waiting to hear from the scholarship committee. Unfortunately, if I don't get the scholarship, I don't think I can pursue that degree at the moment. At $300 per credit hour, and with 37 credits, it's not cheap. I do know that if I start school this summer, I will be limited on what writing projects I can take on. You know how it goes, haven't got an assignment for months, but if I start my classes, I will get assignment offers left and right!!

I will keep everyone posted on what's going on. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Writing Opportunity

I just wanted to share my latest writing opportunity. I am now the Southeastern Illinois Early Childhood Education Examiner for I did a lot of research on this writing opportunity and considering they needed a writer for an area of my interest, I applied. I was contacted that my application and writing samples were accepted and they offered me the writing opportunity. I just started today and only have one article up on my site. But, I wanted to share it with everyone. Please check it out and leave me comments. And keep checking back because I will be adding to it weekly. Even if you are not in Illinois, if you are interested in early childhood education or know of someone that does, it will be interesting to you no matter where you live.

Can't wait to hear what you think!
Southeastern Illinois Early Childhood Education Examiner

Friday, January 8, 2010

What's on for 2010?

It is the new year, 2010. I've been thinking about my writing and trying to make a list of everything I want to accomplish this year. For some reason, if I write it down and actually see it in writing, I am more likely to get it done. Some of the things on my list are:
1. Get new author packs ready for bigger educational publishers.
It's been 1 yr since I sent a pack to them and haven't heard anything. I've got some new published credits, so what a better time to reintroduce them to me?
2. Submit to a magazine each month.
When I first started, I submitted many articles/stories to magazines but have since stopped. I am gong to revise some of my old stories and find new homes for them.
3. Work on a proposal for a children's publisher.
This is just some of my list, but it's where I am starting. How about you? What's on your "to do" list for 2010?
Happy Writing!