Two nights ago, I wrote a children's book.
I was struck by inspiration as I put my 2-year-old to bed...the words danced across my mind in sudden symmetry. As soon as she succumbed to sleep, I tip-toed out and sat down at my laptop, fingertips firing. Tim raised an eyebrow at me. "I'm writing a children's book," I said non-chalantly. And I did.
It needs some editing, but it's actually pretty decent for a first draft. I've been repeating the lines out loud for the past few days. That's a good sign - lyrical lines, easy to memorize.
Now, I have to find an illustrator. Most great children's books have great artists behind them, don't you agree?
I also came up with the BEST business idea yesterday. My 4-year-old has been talking about it ever since - she and I are both starry-eyed about it. You should have heard us at the dinner table tonight!
P.S. I think I'm going to stick with the "Metropolitan Mama" name, but there's going to be a fresh design - plus new tabs and focuses. Can't wait.
Have you ever written, published, or dreamed of writing a children's book?