For the last ten years of my life I’ve had the desire to write a book. In the beginning, I had no idea what this book would be about or if people would even be interested in reading my words. A little over two years ago I started freelance writing. In doing so, I have found my confidence as a writer. Some of that confidence comes from readers who tell me they are inspired by my words.
With that, my desire to write a book has only increased. Finally in 2013 I picked a concept and started writing a children’s book, which is loosely based on my childhood experiences. When I started this book I didn’t know what I was doing, I just knew I wanted to write it. So I did just that. I had no idea that books were supposed to be targeted to certain age groups, nor did I know all the important components that go into writing for children.
So without proper knowledge I confidently entered, what I thought was complete, manuscript into a children’s book writing contest (the winner would get a book contract and all the distinction that comes along with winning a national writing contest).
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