3.11.2013

today marks the 3rd anniversary of drydenbks!



As hard as it is to believe three years have gone by since I put out my shingle, it’s entirely gratifying to be so busy and fulfilled by the work I love—by work that seems to be filling a need in the children’s book community.

During these three years I’ve consulted with authors, illustrators, agents, editors, publishers, teachers, librarians, doctors, producers, musicians, scholars, executives, technicians, and more—and along the way, with each conversation, with each new idea, with each "why not?", with each "just try it and see," I’ve become a better editor, a smarter person, a more whole human being. 

I move through this world with a heightened awareness of the creativity and imagination that’s all around us and in each of us.  Three years ago, I had to ask myself the tough questions, had to take a leap, had to push myself into the discomfort of the "why not?" and "just try it and see"--and here I am, just trying it and seeing...and the view's great!

drydenbks couldn't be successful without the support of so many colleagues, clients, and friends. I know this. I appreciate this. And am blessed.

with heartfelt thanks to Joanna Marple and Julie Rowan-Zoch for 
taking the drydenbks logo designed by Anne M.Corvi and 
creating this word search in honor of drydenbks’ third anniversary.


18 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Emma!

    *Raises glass of Prosecco*

    To your continued success!

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  2. Congratulations and Happy 3rd Anniversary!

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  3. So happy for you, Emma! So many people have benefited because you said "why not?" and "just try it and see?" to yourself.

    Wonderful word search puzzle -- Joanna and Julie rock! (as do you!)

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Here's to continuing to bring accurate and helpful information to as many people as possible!

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  4. You know, Anne's red logo design is such a winner - it just begs to be used and displayed!

    Cheers to drydenbks, and here's to continually challenging ourselves with "why nots?"

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    1. Cheers to you, my inspiring author friend!

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  5. Happy Anniversary, Emma! I'm sure many folks have profited from your input.

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  6. Happy Anniversary, congrats and thanks! Finally putting your good advice to work as I self publish later this month. Your positive comments and insightful critique gave me the motivation I needed to just get the job done. So glad you're doing what you do so well....

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  7. Congratulations on 3 years! You deserve it. Here's to many more!

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  8. Congratulations, Emma. I'm sure within the blink of an eye, you'll have to make room for a few more shingles. Perhaps you'll be the first to paper a rooftop with recognition and honors.
    Here's to a well-qualified woman!

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  9. To many, MANY more years of offering your gifts to the writing world! XO

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  10. Keep this going please, great job!

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