For the past month I have taken a children's book writing class with fifteen other dedicated and creative writers. Some of the faces are familiar while others are new for this class ~ not only do they write, but they also illustrate their own writing. With my first adult non-fiction in consideration for publication with a few different publishing houses, I decided to venture and learn how to write a children's book.
Oh brother! I feel as if I am not only going in the wrong direction but doing the direction on a one-way street. I have an idea for a book - one written to help young children understand kidnapping BUT I can't seem to put words (that a child or an adult for that matter) on paper or in my computer.
I have until Midnight on Thursday to submit a children's book/story to my professor. I generally work well under pressure yet I'm not even sure where to start. My motivation to write is pure and full of good intention but a storyline hasn't developed. Am I not meant to write for children? Is it that I'm still adjusting to my back-to-school schedule? Am I overthinking it?
I do have a few blogs near to my heart with a message I believe God gave me - I would rather write those than the children's book this week? Is that the reason - the children's book isn't for God first? Hmmm...
I pray to hear from the publisher soon and start to speak and share Heidi's story, my story, and the way God has worked through both.