This summer I’m giving myself the gift of time. Antonio Porchia (Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin) said, “The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.”
I’ve reached the age when I know that time passes much too quickly… Continue reading The Gift of Time →
So far, 2009 is a great year. The big thing accomplished this week was to finalize all the stops on my Longhorns and Outlaws Virtual Tour for March!
We have lots of snow for good snowmobiling, so weekends are full. I’m making good progress on my next historical novel, Kidnapped By Outlaws, the sequel to Longhorns and Outlaws, so my planning is paying off. Continue reading Longhorns and Outlaws Virtual Tour →
As the old year ends and the new one nears, I always look back on the past year to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and whether or not I reached the goals I set the previous year. As a writer, I find setting specific goals very important for moving my career forward, whether the objective is writing new books or promoting them. Continue reading Linda Aksomitis Reflects on 2008 →
Being shortlisted for an award is about the best kind of honor a book can receive, besides winning, of course. Run, my historical fiction novel from Raupo/Pearson Education New Zealand was a finalist for the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards for Young Adult Literature. Continue reading Run by Linda Aksomitis, Finalist for YA award with SBA →
Whew! The crazy eight weeks of picking up Longhorns and Outlaws, doing the book tours, school visits, and author readings has come to an end. I can breathe again…
I’ll admit, however, that it does feel a little anti-climactic.
But the big “next” is returning to that sequel for Longhorns and Outlaws — Kidnapped by Outlaws. Putting my faith in the wisdom of the other dozen wonderful members of my writing group, the Children’s Writers’ Round Robin, I workshopped the first ten pages of the new book a few weeks ago. Continue reading How Much Backstory to Add? →