Yesterday, I had an amazing opportunity to video-chat with a class of third graders. They were all the way across the country. Before I go any further, I must state technology blows me away. I remember when my dad would bring the computer—a huge box—home from the school where he taught. We used to use encyclopedias and card catalogues. I know I sound like an old man, but seriously, we are fortunate to have such technology.
So back to the third graders. They asked some really great, insightful questions. And when we were finished, I was beyond blessed! It was so neat to see their faces light up as I got to speak with each of them individually. And they really liked the fact that I worked at Disneyland.
Before Asylum came out, I struggled as an author. I was going through the process—sending out queries, receiving rejection, wondering if I really had what it takes. I followed Twitter closely every day, trying to find tips that might help. I listened to every agent/writer/publisher I possibly could and asked questions when it was allowed.
Now that I'm on the other side—published—I'm discovering the responsibility I have toward aspiring authors. Sure, I could shirk it off and tell people to go away, but I'm not like that. And I know what that feels like. Long ago, I made the decision to be approachable. I want to help people. I may not be a teacher, but I can sure share my experience. God placed me here "for such a time as this." I will honor Him by doing all I can to help writers.
So if you're an author, and you have a question about writing, please send me an email or a comment. I'll be happy to answer. It may not be the right answer, but I'll share with you what I know.
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