Have you ever been on a drive then have a flat?
Writing picture books seems like that afternoon drive on the Natchez Trace. Car windows down, trees limbs hanging over the payment, casting shadows with intermittent sunlight. You and your best friend chatting and laughing away.
Boom! Screech, and you wheel-off to the side of the road. FLAT Tire!
Sometimes your best dreams get flattened. Goals you have struggled with go a rye. You get another rejection letter in the mail.
What do you do?
Well, you fix the flat, sometimes with a bit of help from a critique group, talk to a friend, listen to the positives more intently. Discover what is good about your dreams and hold on for the ride. It is hard work to attain your dreams. Drive and perseverance go hand in hand.
Then work on your dream, fix the flat(s) in your stories, and resume your drive down the Natchez Trace. Happy Writing!