Kid’s chapter books: have fun
When you were eleven years old did you dream of writing outstanding kid’s chapter books? Did you imagine how much fun it would be to create them? Whatever you decide to do with your life, make sure you love doing it. Imagine the sensation eleven year-old Lucy Li is causing by qualifying for the U. S. Open Ladies Golf Tournament. Lucy has been playing golf seriously for the past four years when she began being coached by Jim McLean. She celebrated her good fortune by having dinner at a restaurant she loves and watching The Amazing Spider Man 2. Lucy looks adorable sporting pigtails and wearing braces on her teeth. She recently won her age division at the Inaugural Drive and the Chip and Put Championship at the Augusta National. What does Lucy think about her success?
“It’s awesome, right?” she said, giggling as she answered questions from media. “I mean, Pinehurst and Augusta National in like two months. I mean, that’s just amazing. It’s mind-blowing for me. It’s been awesome. The food is great and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve made a lot of friends.” Right now, Lucy isn’t interested in breaking records while her star is rising.
“The perfect week? I just want to go out there and have fun and play the best I can, and I really don’t care about the outcome,” Li said. “I want to have fun. I want to learn a lot from these great players,” Lucy said. Recently in an interview, Lucy was asked what she would do for the rest of the day. This little lady has her priorities straight because her answer was, “Eat more ice cream.”
One thing that makes kid’s chapter books outstanding is when the readers learn something important in the book. Do you want them to learn about sharing and friendship? If so, they’ll love Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes. The animals want to start a new career. You’ll be surprised what they do and how much fun they have along the way. Would you like your child to read an inspiring true story? If that’s your goal, check out the award-winning true story, Tails of Sweetbrier. it will prove that anything is possible if you persevere and follow your dreams. They’ll have fun reading, and learn important life lessons.
When you’re writing kid’s chapter books are you having fun or does it feel like you’re doing your job? If you’re enjoying the journey as an author, keep up the good work! If it’s not fun anymore, maybe you need to take a break. If writing seems like drudgery, you ought to find your passion. If you love writing kid’s chapter books, it will show in your work. Everything you publish will be your best effort. If you love crafting kid’s chapter books, then continue to live your dream. Your intuition will tell you that you’re doing the right thing.
copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne