Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I did it!

The Picture Book Marathon is officially over.  I am very proud to report that I completed the marathon with 26 new manuscripts!  This was such a great experience and I learned so much.   I definitely plan to participate next year.  And if you're one of those people that's been thinking about it, but afraid to commit...I say give it a try.  You won't regret it.

Thanks so much for all of the support from my writer friends and from my family.  My parents are the best cheerleaders a girl could ever hope for.  Before this all started they surprised me with a cute pink marathon t-shirt and a big box of chocolates.  A piece for each day that I completed a manuscript.  (In March I'm going on a diet.)  And my mom sent daily e-mails to keep me motivated.  ;-)

My husband and kiddos were really great too.  Didn't let me get lazy.  Let me have my writing time, even at night.  And the kids were so into it that they were coming up with new ideas for me too.  Then I'd hear "Mom, did you write about ____ yet?  That will be a really good one."  They also endured endless nights of take-out and frozen dinners.  (I'm really going on a diet in March.)  Thank you guys - love you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm late in saying, "congratulations!" Hooray for you, Cathy!