Monday, January 23, 2012


I’ve had a slower start to the year as I completed a nonfiction project that consumed me for the entire fall season. What also resulted for me was a forced distance from my creative work. The break from my YA novel and my poetry picture book has had some benefits. 

Over the last several days, I’ve given myself a little time to reflect. I’ve been going back and reading my novel and my picture book with fresh eyes. I’ve gained a new perspective that I think I need in order to make it to the finish line.

Now to settle in for some serious work. Wish me luck! Both books are almost complete.  

Taking the time for reflection can feel like a gift to the self. Have you given yourself any of that good stuff lately? I highly recommend it. It’s the best response to chaos that I can think of.

The tortoise and the hare come to mind. Slow and steady will be my approach this year.

My 2012 perspective – see the world with fresh eyes.