The beginning. Actually, this has been in the making since I could spell my name, and for some people, it's still difficult! I've always lived in my imagination. I loved to dream up and write stories, and storytime is still one of my favorite parts about the library.
A long time ago in a lifetime far away, I wrote poetry and songs. I've always had a special place in my heart for children's stories. Then my beautiful life happened. About ten years ago I married my perfect mate, and we have two boys. A few years ago I made a goal to write a children's book. This year, I'm going to make it happen.
The not-knowing-how is what stopped me. I've been educating myself how to write and publish a book since about November of 2010. I've written a short manuscript that is almost ready to be sent out. I have no money to invest; only time, determination, a list of goals (to be determined), and a willingness to stick my neck out there in a trial-and-error fashion.
If you wish to join me on my adventures, I'll tell you tales and experiences. I'll get to practice, and you'll get to, hopefully, be entertained.
Watch out children's literary world, here I come! I blog about lessons I learn while I write children's picture books and young adult novels. I've been doing a bit here and there for years when priorities allowed. I've recently been able to make larger time commitments, and I have a finished picture book that I'm preparing to attempt the publishing relm. My brain and journal hold so many more stories that are waiting to be hatched. I'll document tips, lessons and processes from conception through publishing (let's think positively, here), all on my blog for all to enjoy. What a beautiful adventure it is!