Dec 06

Looking Ahead to 2012

by Hannah Holt »


Every time I visit the grocery store, someone stops me to say, “I see you have your hands full.”

Well… yes.

I’ve learned many productive things this year (like the single-handed diaper-change), but most of my ongoing projects are simmering on the back-burner.

That’s why I’m excited to join my friend Julie’s writing challenge for 2012. The goal is to write 12 picture book manuscripts in the next year. This challenge is especially good for slackers like me because Julie says, “In the end, it doesn’t matter if you have 12, 4 or even 1 [picture book] drafted if you’ve gotten more accomplished by being in the group than by going it alone.”

I’m sold. Joining this group will give me a healthy kick in the pants while allowing me to maintaining sanity.

Because my top priorities are these guys:

But a little extra motivation in my writing wouldn’t hurt.

If you are a picture book writer or if it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, visit Julie’s site and join the fun.

PS- Creation Station will be back next week with a big, fat Christmas activity book!

  1. tara

    great goal! looking forward to the activity book. thanks, Hannah! (soooo cute, bytheway)

  2. Jenni Price illustration

    I got a laugh over your post because people love to tell me that too in the grocery store…but for me now it’s in the summer when my kids are home.

  3. Jenny Sulpizio

    Look at those beautiful boys, Hannah! You are one blessed (and busy ) mom. Good luck on your writing as we take on these next twelve months and I sure hope I can commit to this huge challenge!

    So glad to have *met* you!!