Oops, I was so busy gallivanting around Washington state, I forgot to do my monthly New Year's Resolution check-in, so I'm going to combine two months worth of productivity (or lack thereof)...
If you're just joining the blog, last Dec 31st I posted my Goals for 2017... and at the beginning of each month I have posted my progress on this blog. So, here goes...
1) Take More Photos (at least 2 per Week)
My skills as a photographer are negligible, but I am happy to report that I took a lot of photos during summer break. You might be wondering, "Why don't you post some of these pictures, Wade?!" Well, I am slow and lazy about these posts, lately, but I'll try to put up some good ones over the course of the next few weeks.
But as a sign of good faith, here are a couple from June... The first is a view from a hammock in my brother-in-law's backyard...
And then here's the reverse of that shot, a selfie with me and Emily!
Achievement: 58.5% Complete
2) Write / Sell a New Picture Book:
I was incredibly lucky that this one was accomplished early in the year. I can't remember if I announced the title of this project... but since it has been listed in Publisher's Weekly, I can make it official.
The new book is PAPA BEAR'S PAGE FRIGHT... and it's coming to bookstores Spring 2018.
Perhaps coolest of all, it will be illustrated by fellow client of the Red Fox Literary Agency: Mary Ann Fraser.
By the way, Mary Ann has a cool new biography coming out this month! Woo-hoo!