I have to say right off that I don’t know how I would have made the journey to publication without the generous kidlit writing community. So many people have helped me in so many ways. So, what’s been the most helpful?
Writing – Top 3
Overall, it’s important to “know thyself.” As I mentioned in another blog post, you have to be able to assess where you’re at and recognize your needs, to leave behind what is not pushing you forward and reach for the opportunities that will take you further. It’s hard to justify paying a lot of money for events when you’re not making any. Take advantage of inexpensive courses until they don’t help you anymore. Then consider a leap that might push you to the next level, maybe out of your comfort zone. Most of all, join the writing community because, as with most things in life, it’s our peers that are the best guides. Reach out and take part. And when you’re ready, share your experience.
Many thanks to the kid lit community! Write on!
AN INCONVENIENT ALPHABET, BEN FRANKLIN & NOAH WEBSTER’S SPELLING REVOLUTION by Beth Anderson, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Sept. 25, 2018
Now available for preorder.