As I shared right from post one, my intent for “Frog on a Dime” was never [cue dramatic music] total blogosphere domination. I just wanted to offer encouragement, inspiration and maybe some amusement to my fellow children’s writers. What a delight to see your response, and to go from zero to well over 1,000 followers this year. And so, it is with joy and humility (and yes, a bit of relief–phew! you showed up!) that I am celebrating the first full year of “Frog on a Dime.”
To be sure, the growing number of followers was a pleasant surprise. But the other thing I did not expect about my first blog experience was the way you all would become such a source of encouragement to me. What a bonus!
To thank you for reading and responding, I want to offer a special 1st birthday thank you gift–a FREE manuscript critique. Typically, I need to charge $45 for a critique, but I want to make it my gift to you. All you need to do is comment on this blog by midnight (EST) on Sunday, December 15 (Frog on a Dime’s actual birthday). I will draw a name and the winner will receive a ten-page critique of the picture book, middle grade or YA manuscript of your choice during the month of January. I can’t wait to read your work and do what I can to help you to become an even stronger writer!
Now . . . time to blow out the candles and make a wish! (Bet you can’t guess what that will be. And while I’m at it, I’ll make a wish for YOU too!)
It takes a long time to become young. ~ Pablo Picasso