This week I'm celebrating my birthday among other things. I don't make a big deal out of my birthday. As long as I have something good to eat and people are cordial to me, I'm happy. I had some good gluten-free food with family and still had time to go home to work on the sketchbooks I'm trying to make. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish at least one it its entirely this weekend and not just finish stages.
I am also celebrating a good book I just finished reading called Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald. What a great book! It clarified things I had learned before about writing and taught me new things. It made me think about movies and books differently and even my own books that I'm writing. It is the best book on writing that I've read so far. I'm grateful to have found this book as well as Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul. Since I write novels and picture books, both of these books were very helpful to me.
This is the second week that my kids are home with me all day for summer break. I let them relax the first week, but this week I had them practice their math, typing, and reading. There was a lot of whining, complaining, and tears, so I'm celebrating getting through it without giving in and letting them just sit around playing video games.
What are you celebrating?