"Put a Ring On It"

Today I want to talk about commitment. Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: you wake up one morning from a fantastical, sparkly dream about unicorns and rainbows, and tell your partner about it at the breakfast table. Your partner says, "You should really turn that into a children's book!" You think, "I could definitely write a children's book about this," and so you draft a manuscript, show it to a couple of people, and BOOM! you've got yourself a children's picture book ready to go. Publish. This. Now! Except...well...that's not really how it works. The picture books you see on shelves at the library and bookstore have taken months to years to write, and sometimes whole careers to cra