Yesterday I raised a virtual butterbeer toast to two picture book writer clients who just signed with agent and publisher, and to two other writer pals who just signed agents. I celebrated them on Facebook, posting the celebration to inspire other writers. Today, I heard from another writer who just received a contract offer on her picture book. It happens, fellow writers. The publishing journey can be an emotionally challenging one, but PERSIST. BELIEVE! Celebrate every new word written and every draft completed to keep your positivity stimulated and yourself moving forward with submissions and new projects. You can bet I’m rooting for you. Cheers!