Friday, February 28, 2014

The Finish Line

A big "HOORAY!" going out to 2014 Picture Book Marathon finishers today! Time to sit back, relax, and take credit for a job well done.

Since you're well on your way to establishing a daily writing habit, perhaps you want to continue.... You don't need to generate an idea for a new picture book each day, of course. But what would daily practice do for your writing life?

If you haven't quite gotten to the finish line yet, no worries, nobody will be taking it down. Keep going at your own pace. You'll get there when you get there, and be glad that you did.

After a few days, it'll be time to take stock of what you've written, and decide which manuscript to work on first. Good luck! And remember, you don't need to wait for February for a picture book marathon. Consider a mini (or full-fledged!) marathon any time you feel your writing needs a kick start.


  1. a month and half down the track and I am so excited that some of my PB ideas have become drafts. Other challenges cropped up in March and April but I want to send a belated thank you to you for running the marathon. I had more than 28 ideas by the time the month ended and I hope to turn many of them into whole stories. :) I feel like a winner!

  2. To run a Marathon is definitely a different experience for everyone. I am going to participate in Havana Marathon and super excited for the contest.

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