Thankful Thursday – Revision and The Quiet of the Woods

My thankfulness this week comes in black and white…

…because I’ve been working on two big revision projects.  This is a couple pages from EYE OF THE STORM. They…err…need just a bit of work.  But revision is my favorite part of the writing process, so as messy as this looks, it’s great fun.

I’m also reviewing edits on my revision book for teachers.  It’s called REAL REVISION: AUTHORS’ STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS, and it will be available this spring, sooner than I’d thought.  (They are quick over there at Stenhouse!)

And amid all that black and white, I’m thankful for this…

The colors of fall in Northern NY.  It’s been a busy one for my family, so we’ve been making it a point to take walks in the woods on weekends.  It’s kind of amazing, how peaceful talking together and just…breathing fresh air together can make everyone. 

Hope your weekend is wonderful and full of color, too!