2019 NAPIBOWRIWEE DAY 8 – CONTEST WINNERS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN MY ANNUAL 2019 NATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING WEEK (“NAPIBOWRIWEE”) EVENT!
I am so proud of everyone once again conquering procrastination and writing 7 picture books in 7 days!
And for those of you who finished at least ONE picture book this week, congratulations for finishing at least one book! That’s amazing!
And for those of you who may have had too much work or family commitments and couldn’t finish at all, you should STILL be proud of yourselves for reading these blogs, learning from the advice of our guest authors, posting in the comments section and on social media, and for just TRYING to write every day, even if it was just one sentence or one idea brainstorm. The whole point of this event is honestly just to encourage everyone to write every day on a regular basis. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS IN MY BOOK!
MY DAY 7 EXPERIENCE: Well, as you know, this was a tough NAPIBOWRWEE for me because of already existing book deadlines for work, TV work deadlines, and family visiting for a week at our house. I knew from the start I would probably not be able to finish 7 PBs in 7 days, but I was going to at least give it my best shot! The end result? Four solid rough but FINISHED drafts of four cute very young picture book poems about my three cats, Oreo, Beethoven & Charlotte. 🙂 A 5th book idea popped into my head on Day 5 but I got no writing done. Then NO WRITING AT ALL on Day 6 because I was exhausted after staying out late for a concert and getting home late because of traffic etc. Then I went to bed early on Day 6 and woke up refreshed on Day 7. For my Day 7, I had to focus on my TV and book work deadlines but at the end of the day, I devoted my evening to writing a very very very VERY very VERY VERY VERY rough draft of my Day 5 idea and then came up with a fun idea for a WORDLESS picture book involve my three cats and food inspired by Andrea Wang’s Magic Ramen book. 🙂 So for now, because I am all about TRANSPARENCY and HONESTY on this website, I am NOT counting these two books because they don’t quite feel “finished.” So I would say total count for 2019? Four full drafts plus two drafts-in-progress. So according to my math, I completed 57% of my 7 picture books in 7 days. LOL. 🙂 So I am still happy and look forward to figuring out which drafts have the potential to evolve and be revised. Please post in the comments section in today’s blog and on social media about how your Day 7 went!
NOTE: Again, I want to thank everyone for your patience with our weird computer website glitch this year where we had a few days of comments not posting in a timely manner. (This was due to a server-wide issue for all of WordPress but it’s been resolved.) I love how everyone scrambled to Twitter and Facebook to post as well.
In fact, that leads me to my new announcement: Several people who joined our Facebook page want to continue the conversation going about picture book writing – the craft issues and publication and agenting and industry questions. Because of my very busy schedule juggling TV and books, I am unable to provide that forum here on my website. This website shuts down from about June until January every year (to avoid spammers attacking my site!). BUT… I am one of the administrators on our Facebook page, so I am inviting everyone to continue keeping us all updated on your writing progress. If people have questions about the book industry, revision process thoughts etc., please continue to post away. So the Facebook page will help keep our community in touch until the NEXT NAPIBOWRIWEE in 2020!
And now on to the news I know you all are excited to find out about… OUR CONTEST WINNERS!
Every year, I provide special prizes from our STORE, along with autographed copies of my books as well as signed copies of our guest authors’ books! The names are chosen at random with a name generator app. So below are our winners… drum roll…
(NOTE: WINNERS: I WILL EMAIL YOU THIS WEEK TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR PRIZE DELIVERY!)
2019 NAPIBOWRIWEE CONTEST WINNERS
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAT ZIETLOW MILLER’S “REMARKABLY YOU”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAT ZIETLOW MILLER’S “WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ALICE FAYE DUNCAN’S “MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP: THE SANITATION STRIKE OF 1968”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF DEBORAH UNDERWOOD’S “THE PANDA PROBLEM”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF CURTIS MANLEY’S “JUST RIGHT: SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF NANCY RAINES DAY’S “PIRATE JACK GETS DRESSED”
CAROL GORDON EKSTER
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF DAVID ZELTSER’S “THE NIGHT LIBRARY”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ANDREA WANG’S “MAGIC RAMEN: THE STORY OF MOMOFUKU ANDO”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “GOOD ENOUGH”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS: THE SAMMY LEE STORY”
CATHY L. MURPHY
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “SHINING STAR: THE ANNA MAY WONG STORY”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “TWENTY-TWO CENTS: MUHAMMAD YUNUS AND THE VILLAGE BANK”
NICOLE SALTER BRAUN
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “LILY’S NEW HOME”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “WANT TO PLAY?”
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S “THE PERFECT GIFT”
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE MOUSEPAD
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE BUTTON
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE NOTEBOOK
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE TOTE BAG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE TRAVEL MUG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE COFFEE MUG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE T-SHIRT
WINNERS: I WILL EMAIL YOU THIS WEEK TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR PRIZE DELIVERY!
Congratulations again to all our winners! And of course thank you to all our Guest Authors this week who generously donated their time and books for this event: PAT ZIETLOW MILLER, ALICE FAYE DUNCAN, DEBORAH UNDERWOOD, CURTIS MANLEY, NANCY RAINES DAY, DAVID ZELTSER & ANDREA WANG!
For those of you who still want souvenirs from this event, we do have a store here that is opened all year round:
And sob, I can’t believe we are saying good-bye this week. It was a great 7 days and I truly appreciate everyone’s posts. I read everyone’s comments on the blog and social media, and I apologize again for our computer glitches that prevented me from replying to everyone on a more individual basis. But let’s keep in touch on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook. Remember, you can follow me here:
Our Facebook NAPIBOWRIWEE Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109169309167365/
My website: https://paulayoo.com
Stay tuned for one last blog that will be posted tomorrow, Thursday May 9, 2019 at 6 AM EST/9 AM PST with information about, yes, NEXT YEAR’S NAPIBOWRIWEE! It’s not too late to start preparing for our next National Picture Book Writing Week in 2020! 🙂
Okay, I now order everyone to STOP WRITING. PENCILS DOWN. For the next 24 hours, instead of Happy Writing, I say… HAPPY NAPPING! SLEEP LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂