I actually have written a book! It isn’t a novel, but it’s a chapter book for kids – kids around the age of those who would read Beverly Cleary books about Henry Higgins and Ramona and Beezus, etc. It’s loosely based on myself, a story about a girl who is sort of shy and insecure, who is picked on and bullied by other girls in her class and it shows how she deals with the bullies. She tends to daydream in class a lot (I did a lot of that and I was picked on and bullied a lot too). I used a bit of comedy in the story (such as when the class is given a writing assignment to write limmericks – I had a lot of fun writing those!) and I tried to add in some lessons on coping with bullies. I would love to have it published, but I don’t really know how to go about doing that. My dream pretty much ever since I learned how to read was to someday become a published author. Writing was always my best subject in school and my teachers always encouraged me to keep on writing and they sometimes told me I should write a book. Too bad they never told me how to get one published.
December 25, 2015