To start, find a comfortable seat of your choice. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the floor, a chair, or your bed. Just take a moment to get really comfy. Take a deep breath in…and exhale out.
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I’ve been putting off this post for days, but I keep coming back to the idea. The irony is strong with this one.
Where do I even begin?
I could say this with a single sentence but I plan to go on a tangent. Young Adult and Middle Grade are not genres of children’s literature.
But they have their own sections at the bookstore.
No kidding. Kids have their own sections at the department store too, but it’s not meant to do anything other than dictate what sizes the pants are.
Hayley Krischer, author of Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf and The Falling Girls, stopped by to talk about her books and play some games.
It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not, self care is important. There are some myths about it being self-indulgent, a waste of time, and expensive. Not to mention the idea that all artists are supposed to suffer (queue my eye roll here).
You finished your book, so how long until it’s out on shelves? Says some ignorant family member at dinner. Let’s discuss that, shall we?
Because of my search history I get a lot of links with a lot of the same advice. And quite frankly, I hate most of it. Not every writer is the same, not every manuscript can be written the same way.
It doesn’t matter what age you write for, writers will always debate whether it’s better to be a plotter or a pantser.