My favorite season to write and to start new projects is in
the spring. I find this time of year very fruitful and
conducive to creating new projects.
This spring is a bit different for me. I am trying to
determine what type of teen and tween writing I am going
to be doing. And I can’t completely decide on the genre. Just
as I was deciding to write nonfiction articles and books full
time for teens and tweens, I got five ideas for picture books.
So, I decided instead of ruin my most fruitful time of the
year for writing, I would just relax and let things develop as
they may. I will jot down my ideas for my five picture
books, and start developing them into written form. But I
will ALSO continue with my other writing. It will be a busy
few months, but it will also be a fruitful one for me.
I just absolutely hate putting constrictions on my writing.
I never have. As many of you know, I also write
academically, and I divide my time between writing for
teens/kids and writing academically. So, constricting my
writing isn’t even in my nature. I will just let things unfold
naturally in time. And I will give myself the time and space
to do it in before I commit to ONE genre of writing.
I hope you have a fruitful and inspiring spring. To your
many new projects and to enjoying the process of writing
during this most fruitful time of year.