|SHANNON ANDERSON Children's Book Author, Teacher, Presenter||
Woke up and enjoyed a glorious 9 mile run with a friend. No wind, light snow, 30 degrees…beautiful. Also feels good to get a run in now, knowing the subzero temps the next two days will not be so nice to run in. Came home and took advantage of my runner's high to reorganize some kitchen cabinets, get laundry going, and crinkle cut up a bag of carrots for snacking on later today. Got a refreshing shower, drank a chocolate protein shake, the hubby is vacuuming right now and the girls are playing together nicely so far. The attire today is cuddle duds and fuzzy socks. Like I said, it doesn't get any better than this!
Today the "Start the Year off Write" challenge begins and tomorrow the 12X12 Picture Book Challenge is in full swing. I can't wait to dedicate some time each day to learn more and play more with writing in a focused way. I am excited to learn from and get inspiration from other authors, editors, and agents. When I am asked about how to become a better writer, I always say that my best tip is to learn from others through conferences, workshops, critique groups, and experts in the field. You can always learn more and you can always improve. Writing can be a lonely gig; it is important to network with other writers and get feedback and inspiration whenever you can.
Everyone enjoy this snowy day and stay warm!