I am sitting in frigid New England, dreaming of the hot dry air of Arizona. I am also thinking of my word for the year...CHALLENGE and reading some inspirational literary quotations that might spur me on...
“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” ― Walt Whitman
I was thrilled with the challenge of Picture Book Idea Month. Thank you Tara Lazar and all the wonderful guest bloggers that made it happen. I completed it and have 30 new ideas to start refining. I also won a prize, a picture book ms critique!
I recently heard Jon Gordon speaking about New Year's resolutions on the Today Show (yes, I was procrastinating when I should have been writing!) He suggested that while resolutions are often broken, people find success in choosing a word to guide them through the new year. We decided to try this in our family. My word was inspired by this tree we saw in Arizona...it is Challenge. I would like to challenge myself to grow, to expand, to try things outside my comfort zone and to get more writing published. I may need to bend, twist and change direction but like this tree, I will not break. I will be stronger for it.