by Marielle Carlisle
Since my two year has started watching Sesame Street, I’ve been reminiscing back to my Sesame Street watching days, and one bit in particular that I remember is the ‘one of these things is not like the other’ game. There would be four people dancing, or doing something crazy, and three would be dressed in the same color with the other person being different.
Now that I’ve started dabbling in writing, I often feel like the one who doesn’t belong.
I’m really interested in writing a children’s picture book, and am motivated to get one published.
But let’s look at my qualifications:
Um, there are none.
I have a college degree … in Exercise Science. I specifically chose that major because it only required one writing class (and I love learning about the human body, obviously).
I’m a massage therapist. My job requires zero paper work. The only time I actually write things on paper during the week is when I’m making up the grocery list.
One thing I do is type out my journal every Sunday. It has made me a whiz on the keyboard.
Let’s see … what else … I read lots of picture books to the kids. Rough estimate: hundreds.
That about sums it up.
I’ve prayed and pondered about writing, and I’ve really felt that this is something I want and should do, but I just keep waiting for someone to jump out and say “Oh right, you’re not supposed to be here.”
I definitely need to take some writing classes. Any suggestions?
PS I'm just finishing this book
And it is awesome! It's like Jane Austen meets Jane Eyre meets fantasy!