Last year I started a list of children's (and young adult) books I kept seeing…
After the annual mayhem known as the end of the school year, I’m recovering from shell-shock. There comes a point where even one more packed lunch or sound of a too-early alarm puts me over the edge into scary territory. My brain knows I have a writing to-do list eleven miles long, but my schedule won’t hear of it. Every waking hour seems to be filled with something, whether it’s school or sports related.
You’d think the first week of summer would be skipping under rainbows in delirious joy. Well let me break it to you. The first week of summer is never fun. It’s a dirty game of catch up.
With that in mind, I’m sharing what writers really want.
1. Ten hours of sleep. Make that twelve.
2. A week at a secluded cabin with a laptop, room service and a masseuse on call.
3. A pile of a dozen books to read uninterrupted.
4. Supersonic speed Internet that never loses service or buffers. Free would be preferred.
5. Someone to laugh at the genius line we just wrote.
6. Someone to cry at the heartbreaking scene we just wrote.
7. Anyone who ever reads our books to love every word, sentence and paragraph.
8. An endless stream of contracts. And royalty checks!
9. Our best writer friends to live in the same town so we can meet every week. We wouldn’t actually get anything done, but it sure would be fun!
10. The perfect first draft.
I could add many, many more items on my wish list, but I’ll leave it at that.
What would YOU add to the list?
Have a fabulous weekend!