Inspiration

You don’t have to grow up (not entirely)

Here is a conversation I have with myself quite regularly: ME 1: You are too immature. Writing children’s books and collecting children’s illustrations and cards and prints. Really! It’s time you grew up. ME 2: But David Walliams hasn’t grown up. And he’s written several bestselling children’s books. ME 1: It’s OK for David Walliams.… Continue reading You don’t have to grow up (not entirely)

Famous writers

Writers who nearly didn’t get published: Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel) was 32 when he wrote his first book And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street. It didn't come easily. He questioned every word and rewrote draft after draft, obsessed with finding the perfect combination of text and illustrations. He wrote in pencil on yellow sheets of paper and asked his… Continue reading Writers who nearly didn’t get published: Dr Seuss

Blogging

There is no one alive who is you-er than you

Have you noticed I’ve been a bit quiet for the last 2 weeks? Interestingly, after receiving my first rejection letter I haven’t felt much like blogging. In fact, I have considered giving up the blog altogether. It seems like too much to contend with…life…job…writing books…finding an agent…blogging…Almost as if I’m not going to give up… Continue reading There is no one alive who is you-er than you