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. Illustrator of I'M BORED (New York Times Notable Children's Book) and NAKED! (Summer/2014) by Michael Ian Black (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers). Upcoming book projects with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Random House. Blog for writers: