Ten writers for children. All with something to say.

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Resolved

There are many things I have no control over as an author: how long an editor will take to respond to my work, the economic viability of publishers acquiring new manuscripts, the way in which reviewers will treat my upcoming book.
So be it.
In the new year I resolve to work on those things over which I do have some control: making writing a priority, writing the strongest stories I possibly can, stretching myself as an author and illustrator, taking risks, reminding myself of the joy that writing can bring, giving myself time to read, and being gentle with myself when I don't live up to my own expectations.
These may not be new resolutions, but they are ones that I need to keep practicing.
Happy New Year, one and all!

6 comments:

Christy said...

Amen. Over and over we need to come back to these things. Hope it's a great year for you!

Stephanie said...

These are all things I need to do:)

Lauren said...

Thank you for making that list of passionate and compassionate thoughts for the new year. If you don't mind, I may copy it and write it big on my studio wall. I need daily reminders!

Edie said...

Sounds like a really good list of writing resolutions, David. Good luck to you and to all of us!

Laurie Skiba said...

Great pic, David, and great way to express all that real writers hold dear! Thanks for the reminder that we don't need new, never-been-tried-before resolutions. We just need the right ones!

Mark said...

Quite a list, David, but all good things for us each to remember and strive to achieve!