"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen
*Complete at least twelve picture book rough drafts *Do substantial revisions on at least six picture book manuscripts *Do at least one specific, relatively substantial, thing to improve my children's writing craft each month (e.g. take a class, read a craft book, participate in a picture book-related challenge, get a substantial critique, etc.). *Work on a picture book manuscript for five minutes or more at least five days a week the vast majority of weeks.
My One Word for 2015
Read for Research Month - March 2015 (I won!)
Revise More Picture Books
Runs January 11-17
Rhyming Picture Book Month - April 2015
Writing 12 Picture Book Drafts in 2015
Really excited about this one!
My second year - I won again :D
The Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books