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What’s been inspiring me? Diary of a Children’s Author

Watching Starship 3 launch to an amazingly successful mission, bings closer the future I imagine in my trilogy, Generation Moon https://amzn.to/43iB6RD

I met with a class of 11 year olds recently and was surprised by the excitement they felt at the prospect of becoming inhabitants of the Moon, and for space travel generally. There are still adventurous young people around!

I finished laying out and uploading my Olympia Stories that I showed in last weeks video  – you can see them here at amazon in the UK https://amzn.to/3IIAyL8 and here in the USA https://amzn.to/3Vgp0GC

Now, let’s not talk about it – let’s get down to writing the third book in the trilogy!

Feel free to comment and leave suggestions or questions.

How hard can it be to write a kid’s book?

A kid’s book? Really? It can’t be that hard, can it?

Well, not if you are an AI scammer who just wants to make a video about how easy it is to make a kid’s book.

And it is easy, if you just want to see your name on a book to add to your bucket list ot boost your ego.

But making a book for children that they might want to read and find interesting or exciting is quite a different thing. 

And illustrating a book does not mean just sticking the same bit of clip art on every page or asking midjourney to conjure up weird images of six fingered people. (Oh there’s an idea for a book!)

And actually selling a book! Well that really is a quite different thing. Most self- published books sell fewer than 10 copies!

Oh and then there are all the mental barriers we set up for ourselves…