Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy February!

Today is a great day for a checkup.

How did you do on those January goals?

Are your creative resolutions for 2013 still on track?

If not – no worries.

It’s a new day!

It’s a new month!

So, set a few goals for February.

And if you need a bit of inspiration to get you back on track, here are a couple of stories that should do the trick –

The first one comes straight from Katherine Applegate, this year’s Newbery Medal Winner (for her book, The One and Only Ivan).

In a Publishers Weekly interview, she discusses how tough it was to get that book written and finally published. Then she mentions how she recently ran across a scrap of paper containing words she had scratched out years ago. The words were – “Should I give up on Ivan or not?”

Hmmm… I think we all know the answer to that one. You can check out the entire article here.

And then there’s this YouTube bit. If you've got a story that’s in need of a hero – THIS is what a hero looks like.

“Never give up, 
for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

PROMPT: Get back on that pony and get ready to ride! YeeHAW!


  1. I love that story about Katherine Applegate. It can be so hard to keep going when we hit a rough spot, but it's so important! Thanks Barb!

    1. She's quite an inspiration! I know that I need to give myself the "press on" lecture roughly every other week. It's always great to look up and see that there are actually others in the same boat (waiting for that tide to turn)! Write and collage on, Kjersten!