This post is less about the books than it is just a public thank you to my family for being so supportive of what I am trying to do this year. I want them to know that it means a lot to me that they care enough about what I am doing to ask questions: even if most of the stories I am writing are not much more than elephants who need naps and snails who eat too much of the wrong thing.
The reason their interest matters so much is because I know there are kids out there (and plenty of adults) who do not get much support from friends and family when it comes to the work they're doing. So if you happen across this post and you're one of those people who feel like no one is paying attention to your work, don't give up on it. If you really believe in the value of what you are doing, then it is worth it to struggle on. You may have to redefine what success and happiness mean to you, but that's all part of adapting to the world you live in.
I have a bit of "inventory" to do on this book to make sure it's ready to go, and then it'll be time to start the next one. Hooray for the boring parts of writing a book.
Have a great week. We're gonna do our best to over here.