I love picture books. 

I love reading them.

I love writing them.

I love watching my son eat them, sleep with them and look at them.

I even love it when he demands “more books!” Of course, we’re working on the demands, but he’s 2.5.

I’m so very grateful for the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge and more grateful it will continue in 2013.

I’m struggling with my December manuscript. I had hoped to finish it before this post, but no such luck. Don’t worry. I’ll write one before we see 2013, because I’m a seasoned picture book writer. I have 18 drafts already completed this year.

This challenge has kept me motivated, connected and inspired. Thank you Julie Hedlund — even before your awesome video. Thank you also to the inspiring writers in the 12x group. I appreciate your support, expertise and spirit. You all make this writing thing feel easy, even though it’s not.

I look forward to 2013 for this challenge and many more opportunities to learn and to write.