Tuesday, January 08, 2008

WHY-OH-WHY am I writing a novel??

Well, that's easy...  because I need to extrapolate.  That's why.  So there... humph.

Don't misunderstand.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE writing children's picture books, it's so very refreshing and I get to be and think like a little kid all over again. It's the best job in the world. (That, and being a mom.)  I get to "think" words like,  pahlease and phew and poopy and yucky and yippy!!    But, writing for kids is very challenging. You have, at best, 300-500 words to tell a whompin' good story.  Every single word counts.  No superfulous-ness allowed.  

Now and then I yearn to go off on a tangent!!  To spit words all over the page.  Throw them into the corners and folds and outside of the margins.  Giddy-up!  Yah... 

There... I said it.   

So... that's why I'm writing a novel.   


idil o. calvero said...

good excuse :P

Thea said...

oh and what a novel it is!! Lucky me, who gets to read it as it takes form. Well, you know what I think about it....I LOVE this book that you are writing :)
me, the little thee.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it. Can you tell us a little about the storyline?

Anonymous said...

keep us in suspense....can't wait to read it. I do love to read the princess stories but a good novel for momma sounds good!