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Paying Attention

April 11, 2017

Tags: big and small, ideas, Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Wow, it's been a while since I've shared book news here! Where have I been? This past year, I wrote full-time for a toy company (best office job ever!) while writing children's stories in the wee hours of the morning. The schedule left little time for updating my website. And quite frankly, I'd much rather write about other people like I do for The Little Crooked Cottage blog. But now that I'm writing stories full-time again, I'm all buzzy with creative energy!

Or maybe it's the gigantic cup of coffee.

In any case, I plan to post more often about what I'm reading, inspiration, my soon-to-be published books, and works-in-progress. One of the picture book stories I'm writing is about tiny things. As I was revising it, my son handed me this teeny cat as a present. He didn't know what I was writing; he just knows I love anything miniature. Now I keep it on my bookshelf as a reminder of my kind-hearted boy and of the quote below.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal once tweeted, "PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO." Her words have been on my mind a lot lately. They're about following your heart in life, but they can also be applied to writing. Even tiny objects and moments can become a story. Sometimes those stories are the best of all. Amy's words have inspired exciting new projects and ideas--big and small.

So, what have you been paying attention to lately?