monique polak

Monique Polak's Books

1 minute reading time (221 words)

More Snow!

So it's another snowy day in Montreal. I got to the computer early this morning -- which means I still have to go for my run. The good thing about all this snow is it's inspiring me as I work on my story about Nunavik. My story is set in winter -- and believe me, there's a lot of snow up there this time of year.

You've probably heard some mum say how hard it was to leave herchild at kindergarten on the first day of school... well I just did something like that. I sent Sarah Harvey, the YA editor at Orca Book Publishers, a synopsis of my new project and three sample chapters. Hopefully the project will behave well! It might be several weeks before I hear back from Sarah -- but my plan is to keep writing. Though I only sent the first three chapters, truth is I'm a little past halfway through the first draft. 

Okay, time to face the elements! We're supposed to get quite a bit of snow overnight. I'm thinking maybe I'll just jog to school tomorrow morning. I won't be the most elegantly-dressed teacher, but at least I won't have to shovel out my car or fight traffic! Enjoy the snow! Watch our for polar bears!! (Oops, there I go thinking about George River again!!) 

Phone Conversation with my Friends in Wemindji
Writers are Like Squirrels
 

Comments

Guest - Kim on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 00:40

It's neat to see how you compare your book to sending a child off to kindergarten... except this "child" can't really act excited to start school!
It must be annoying to have to wait for the approval, though... based on my experience, I hate having to wait for grades on schoolwork -- I thnk it comes from my strongl dislike of suspense (even in books!).
Jogging to school seems cool -- you get your daily exercise and, as you say, you don't have to deal with removing the snow from your car and then getting stuck in traffic. Although there was much less traffic than usual today, maybe because some people decided to start their March Break early?

It's neat to see how you compare your book to sending a child off to kindergarten... except this "child" can't really act excited to start school! :D It must be annoying to have to wait for the approval, though... based on my experience, I hate having to wait for grades on schoolwork -- I thnk it comes from my strongl dislike of suspense (even in books!). Jogging to school seems cool -- you get your daily exercise and, as you say, you don't have to deal with removing the snow from your car and then getting stuck in traffic. Although there was much less traffic than usual today, maybe because some people decided to start their March Break early? :D
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, 26 October 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to http://www.moniquepolak.com/