I just came across item 347. This one says: They need to meet a writer or two and see that second period English just might have a purpose. Truthfully, I think I’ve got this one covered. They live with a writer…they see me at work all the time. My best friend is Bronwyn Green. They see us all the time.
The other day, I was talking to Carol Lynne and my son was absolutely star-struck. “You’re talking to Carol Lynne? She faaaaaamous!” (Mind you, he has no idea what Carol writes. He just knows she’s popular and great at what she does.) Carol, bless her, said “Doesn’t he know what you do?”
Well, yeah… Isn’t it funny that to our families we’re just ______________ (fill in your own blank). You’re just a mom/sis/the wife. There’s nothing quite like a kid to say, “What’s for dinner,” after you’ve announced your new book is out.
Still, you can be surprised… My oldest son informed his teacher that she should ask his mom when he questioned something in English class, “’cause my mom’s a writer, you know.”
So I think I have this one covered. Writers met. They’re well-acquainted with at least six, and if nothing else, they know when it comes to becoming a published writer…it can be done.