Enjoying the moment
These are the very public sides of being an author/illustrator. They deserve to be shared and enjoyed as much as possible. I never allowed myself to enjoy the moments as much before. I don’t really know why. Sometimes I wish I had.
The point is that there are as many good days as bad days and they should be experienced fully and analysed as much as possible. They are opposite sides of the same life-changing coin. This one of a very few professions where every moment really counts.
I love what I do. It’s so much more than a job. It is fantastic to be part of the global children’s publishing community. Our industry might arguably be rooted in its past, but it is still building the future, one page at a time.