Today I turned 35.
I like to joke that 35 is half-way to 70. I can't decide if that makes me feel old or not. Thirty-five years seems like a long time, but when I try to imagine those years into the future, they seem even longer. I still feel young, so that's what really matters.
But enough talk of age. Instead, here are some more fun little numbers about me:
1 - men I've kissed, high school friends I'm still close to
2 - sisters, countries I've lived in
3 - children, novels completed
4 - brothers, poems accepted by Highlights
11 - queries/submissions currently outstanding
15 - picture book manuscripts I really believe in
16 - years married
18 - age when I got married
23 - years since I chose to follow Jesus
46 - SALES (possibly more)
169 - responses in my rejection file (not counting email rejections)
100,000 - more tries before I even consider throwing in the towel