Hey guys!! So my book is out!
I'll take you through a picture journey of my book tomorrow. But today, I've been thinking about book writing, and royalties, and advances, and what makes a midlist and/or breakout author. I feel like there's a lot of anger and jealousy out there, no matter what anybody says - and it spills over onto Twitter, and Facebook, and most anywhere authors congregate.
I think a lot of it comes down to what you really feel like, deep down, you want to write. So I thought about it myself, because of course I have those spikes of envy sometimes. Who doesn't?
And I came to the following.
I want to write the books I write best, the ones that make kids laugh and cry and think. Ones with animals in them, and goofy best friends, and light (if any) romance. I want to continue to write books that a parent, seeing my name, wouldn't hesitate to buy and hand over ot their kids without first vetting it. Because they knew I could provide a good solid book that makes their kid want to talk about it with them after and has them think about their life and how they fit in it.
So there. That's why I write what I do. Why do you write what you do?