I have an idea for a children’s book. I’ve already started writing it. I got the idea when I made up a story one night, and told one of my kids, and I thought “dang, that’s a good story!” Weeks later, I still think it’s a great story!
I don’t have any aspirations of developing a line of children’s books. But my oldest kid is 11, my youngest is 2, which means I’ve spent the last 11 years reading kids books.
“I can write one of those,” I figure. Geesh, 50 – 70 words is a kids book, right? How hard can it be?
I know it will be harder than I imagine. I really have no idea how do to it – what I’m doing now is just working on the story, trying to come up with the right words (it’s easier to write for adults, and just write and write and write, as opposed to thinking about attention spans and vocabulary levels).