Children's Stories

Hot, Muggy with Creative Winds of Change

It has been a roller coaster for me trying to figure out what project to work on. I constantly change my mind because something about one project (namely some nonfiction ones) I just get a bad gut feeling with. I talked with my hubby this week and told him one of the new story ideas I have going and he thought it would make a good children’s story. And he brought up the Adventure of Summer and Bun Bun series I started a few years back when my daughter was a toddler.

Children’s story!! Say what!? I must admit I was taken back by what he said. Something inside me sunk. I can’t describe exactly what that feeling was unless it was my exceptions of always writing for an adult audience. And now my focus may have to change because so many of my ideas are actually suite more for kids. Not exactly sure what age group yet. I think it varies. Instead of planting my feet and saying “No way!” and throwing those story ideas out, I have decided to at least look into writing books for children. Doesn’t hurt to look at different avenues and go on a discovery mission. Maybe there is a part of my personality that really enjoys being in the more imaginary world of children’s literature. We shall see.

Have any of you found that your expectations on what you thought you’d always write actually changed because what you were writing didn’t “belong” in that category you were shooting for? How did it make you feel? What did you do? I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments below.

Best of luck to you all!

2 thoughts on “Hot, Muggy with Creative Winds of Change”

  1. Hmm, what can I say here? I write what I want to write without worrying what I write about. You can count the amount of “W’s” in that sentence later! Seriously, though, not to be pompous or anything. I don’t function on inspiration, but on ideas. If I can find the hook to an idea, I’m good to go.

    As for children’s literature, it’s completely up to you. Write what you know. That’s my advice! 🙂


    1. Thanks, Jack. Learning to stop fearing what others “might” think of my writing and just write! If I can’t write for the enjoyment of the craft then I don’t see much point. I’ve learned I get hit with ideas and go with them. I can’t rely on inspiration to hit. A lot has changed since I wrote this post and I’m making great headway now. Excited! Thanks for reading!

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