Writing is a solitary sport...our opponents are largely unknown and rarely seen. But that doesn't mean that we, as writers, don't compete, because we do. Yes there are awards, cash prizes and accolades to win...and those are very nice but, for me, the biggest and best prize of all is writing a book that I'm proud of! I think competition can be healthy, if kept in check, and that winning can be lots of fun...if you don't let go to your head. For me, though, I enjoy competing with myself. Is the book I'm working on the best work I can do? Is it as good, and hopefully better, than my last book? And, most importantly, am I proud of having my name on the cover? To some, that may not seem like much of a prize, but I can tell you that seeing your name on the cover of a book you wrote gives you a feeling like nothing else. And it's a feeling that will stay with you always...long after those cash prizes have been spent and the luster has worn off the trophies. So, yes, the competition is fierce! Trying to outdo my last effort is what keeps me focused and writing to the best of my ability every single day. My eye is always on the prize...seeing my name on the book and knowing that children will read my words and smile.
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!