Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fourth Annual Golden Coffee Cup is coming!

It's that time of year, folks. The 2009 Golden Coffee Cup held from Nov 1 to Nov 30 will be awarded for a month of goal setting and achievement. Win free coffee! Click the link to find out more.

Do you have the "write" stuff. :)



Want to be featured in the 2009 Annual Golden Coffee Cup? Send me (molly@mollyblaisdell.com) a digital picture that expresses your "High Five", a link to your blog, website or book, and up to three sentences of inspiration. This opportunity is open to children's writers and illustrators only. You do not need to be published. I will fit in as many as I can.

I'll leave you with a last thought. Spill some exhuberance into your work this week. The creative process should be a rush. Be equally unrestrained and elaborate as you you move forward this week. Do what ever it takes to set yourself free with great joy. Cut loose. Get out of that rut. Go home a different way. Ask yourself a new question. Go with the flow. See what happens. :)

The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

6 comments:

Trudi Trueit said...

Molly, today's blog entry was just the spark I needed. I've been dinking with a fiction piece for a few months and just couldn't seem to get excited about it. I realized I wasn't letting myself go on the page. I wasn't taking that "new way home" and letting my imagination soar. Now, with a fresh perspective I am re-energized. So my goal for the Golden Coffee Cup this year is to get 100 pages (or more) written in my middle grade fiction fairy tale. Thanks, Molly!

MollyMom103 said...

Oooh, that's an awesome goal, Trudi.

We are so on the same page with our writing journey. I know what it is to dink around.

I love this time of year. It's time to jump off the high dive. You just got do it to get in deep.

It's still early but I can't resist...Snap! Snap! Snap!
:) Molly.

Kjersten said...

I've been looking forward to the Golden Coffee Cup this year, Molly! Thanks for motivating so many others.

Abigail said...

I'll throw my hat in. I have written a PB, and want to create a complete dummy by the end of November. Wish me luck!

MollyMom103 said...

Awesome, Abigail! That's a great goal. This article might have a helpful thought or two: http://www.yellapalooza.com/tutorials/dummies.html. Good luck with your goal. Snap! Snap! Snap!

Abigail said...

Funny you mention the yellapalooza site...I'm a yellapalooza member. Glad to know people are using our tutorials and things!