Week of January 29, 2012—And the Winner Is
Quotes of the Week:
Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.
—Charles De Lint
Doing your best at this moment, puts you in the best place for the next moment.
I can honestly say I’ve not thought of being an award-winning children’s picture book author. I have thought about being a successful one, however. One strategy I’ve used in my journey to become a successful author is to read about successful authors, meet them, read their work, interview them, and so on. I’m not hoping their success will rub off on me (though that would be nice), I want to learn what makes them successful.
I’ve not met any of the authors and illustrators mentioned in this week’s posts. I have heard two or three of them speak. And I’ve read books written and illustrated by many of them. Their latest award-winning books are now on my to-read list (and then may make it on to my to-own list). This week, let’s see what we can learn from successful, award-winning authors and illustrators.
Monday—2012 Caldecott Award Winner and Honor Books
Tuesday—2012 Geisel Award Winner and Honor Books
Wednesday—2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Honor Books
Thursday—Other Award Winners
Friday—So What Does This Mean to Me?