These days, when I'm not keeping my nose to the writing grindstone, I keep it between the pages of some children's book or another. Every once in a while, I surface for a breath and to catch up on the latest in the writing world.
It was sad to hear of the passing of the great Maurice Sendak - a talent that so many of us aspiring writers can learn and take inspiration from.
On a happier note, it's conference time again: SCBWI-OR this coming weekend, SCBWI in LA August 3/6, and the Willamette Writers Conference (unfortunately on the same weekend in August).
So now, it's back to work for the time being - So many books to read and stories to write.