Yesterday was the second exciting session with eager young children, waiting to be entertained.
I began with a presentation on the process of the making of the book – from the mind of the writer to the hands of the reader. It was a long (yet brief) detailed explanation of different aspects of the process. Reading, getting an idea, writing, sending the manuscript, rejections, sending it again, an acceptance, contract, editing …
It was an engaging discussion, with the children enthusiastic about participating.
“Any questions?” I asked, before moving on to the next activity I had planned for them.
Several hands went up. I asked one of them.
His question was, “If the process is so long, why does anyone want to become a writer?”
All the other hands went down. I think everyone had the same question.