Advice for young writers
Thank you so much, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, for letting me write about my books for your cool site! My dog also thanks you for sharing pictures of him.
Debbie of InkyGirl (a site about reading, writing, and illustrating childrensbooks) asked me:
Q. What advice do you have for young writers and/or illustrators?
A. The most common advice is usually to keep writing/reading/drawing, and I give that, too. But another piece of advice I wish I’d gotten is that it’s normal to get TONS of rejections before you get published, and not only should you not give up, but you should not let it devastate you. Young writers are told to expect rejection, but I was never told to expect as much rejection as I’ve gotten, and sometimes it really got me down.
Read the rest of my advice here: