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It seems that all these things I want to be involved in and do all have the same time frame for their deadlines. So, even though I am working non-stop to catch up, I feel as if I am not getting much done.
Maybe my lists are too long and I need to prioritize better.
I did manage to come up with my 30 ideas for Picture Book Idea Month. A huge shout out thank you for Tara Lazar, the organizer and head honcho! Take a visit over to her blog for all things picture book if you haven’t seen it already. Now that I have a pile of picture book ideas, I signed up for 12X12. Another challenge to come up with 12 finished picture book drafts in 2012. That would be one a month. A lot more than my usual one every five years. I feel a need for speed.
Speaking of challenges. Last December I signed up for the Of the Shelf book reading contest. I am 3/4 of the way through my LAST entry to meet that challenge. It’s tough going though. The book is non-fiction and written much like a masters thesis. I can only read a few pages at a sitting before my brain cries uncle and I have to move on to other activities. I will do this though. I’m just THAT close. It’s a matter of personal pride now.
The Picture Book Month initiative went viral just after the half way point in November after an entry on the Oprah blog, Life Lift. Now, the other founders and I have the year long behind the scenes work to make it even better and bigger for nest year.
The winter holidays are fast approaching, and with it many people are examining goals and wishes for 2012. What are yours? I think mine should be NOT to sign up for any more challenges!
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