Author Gail Gauthier's Reflections On Books, Writing, Humor, And Other Sometimes Random Things
Ooo! Then it could go head-to-head with the children's book Ralph Nader is currently writing. Fight! Fight! Fight!
Both authors could attend kidlit conferences together.
Um, yeah. Totally cool. 'Cause anyone can write a children's book. Just anyone.
I think you said that just to bait me...BACA lives on!
:) Though, I must say, now that I've started this, I'm thinking how much I'd enjoy reading a novel about a Rove-like character insisting that all he's ever really wanted to do is write children's books. We could see him joining a writing group. Going to a SCBWI conference and meeting with an editor who is going to critique his first few chapters. E-mailing his editor about the editor's comments. Starting a kidlit blog. I could go on and on. It would make a wonderful movie.
I ran this idea past a family member, suggesting it would make a good sitcom. He had trouble seeing where the humor would come from and said it would be cancelled immediately.I insisted that there was humor in this premise--the clash between viewers' conception of the kidlit world and the Rove-like character would be funny.My family member said, "But no one knows anything about the kidlit world."I think he's right. No one has any conception of the kidlit community. We only exist in our own little circle.And he's right.
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