Happy New Year! I wish all of you a great 2019!
First story: My son, Bubba, likes to cook. But not just ordinary things. He has a creative flare for the extraordinary.
"Mom, we need to get fish eggs, tuna, seaweed, avocado, and sushi rice," he said.
I knew what that meant. He was going to make sushi.
We got the ingredients and proceeded to create the dish. Except he couldn't find the bamboo sushi roller.
"What are we going to do?" he asked.
"I don't know," I said. "Why don't you consult Dr. Google and find out if there's an alternative you can use."
That's what he did. It turns out, you can use a kitchen towel and wrap it in plastic wrap to do the job. It doesn't work as well, but it still does the trick.
Anyway, ladies and gentleman, here is Bubba's finished concoction:
What do you think?
Second: It's time for the IWSG post.
The question this month is: What question do you get as an author that you don't like answering, and which question do you like answering?
I don't like answering the question, "How many books have you sold?" It makes me feel very insecure. I wish I could say that I've sold thousands of my titles. But I can't. As of right now, I am not a best-selling author. Does that mean I'm not a good writer? Does that mean I'm not good at marketing? I don't know. I hope not. I wish I could say I've sold a ton of books, because I've sure put a lot of effort into writing and marketing them!
My favorite question: "What do you like most about writing?" I like creating. It's fun. I think most authors can relate. But since I'm a children's writer, the thing I like most is not the actual writing, but going out to see the kids either at libraries or schools. It's so gratifying to know that they've enjoyed my books and that I've inspired them to read and write.
What about you? If you're an author, what are you favorite and least favorite questions?