I know I’m considered odd – even by my friends and family.
To write for children, you have to be a child. This means you must never grow up – you must be a child for the whole of your writing life. A child in an adult body is not an easy thing to be. You will still need someone to do the shopping, the cooking and the housework, to wash your clothes and manage your money, but you’re unlikely to find anyone prepared to do all that. You’ll have to do it yourself, and you’ll do it slowly and ineptly. You’ll resent the time you have to spend on it and you may even find you have little time left for writing. And people will think you’re odd because your body and your personality don’t fit together.
Being a child in an adult’s body is not a good look. Being a dog would be easier, because dogs are allowed to be puppies their whole lives. They just can’t write books.
Join Stream of Consciousness Saturday at http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/22/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-jan-2316/ and Just Jot It January at http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ Today’s prompt is ‘Odd’ or ‘Even’ or both.