The quote “Writers: enjoy every success, no matter how small” came from Nathan Bransford, and it’s such good advice. Sometimes we get so obsessed with some big goal (getting published, writing a bestseller, etc.) that we forget to enjoy good moments along the way. — Debbie

p.s. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year, I encourage you to check out the daily NaNoToons that my friend Errol Elumir and I are posting to You may also want to check out a related project of Errol’s: NaNoMusical, a 6-part Web musical about NaNoWriMo. The first episode is online, and I appear in it as an extra (dancing, even).



About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: On Twitter: @inkyelbows