Thursday, November 6, 2008


In the style of Jeff Foxworthy's famous REDNECK series of jokes, I thought it would be fun to add our own Children's Writer's version to the mix. I'd like each of you to stop and think of a funny but true situation you found yourself in (at least in terms of your writer's imagination) and finish the following line:

You know you're a children's writer when. . .
Post it by Thursday, the 13th and on Friday, the 14th, I'll pick the one I think is the funniest. The winner will receive a complimentary copy of my book, NATURE'S LULLABY. However, there is a catch. If you win it, you've got to review it on Amazon. (Okay, a bit shamless, but hey, whatever works!)
Now get to it. Here's mine:
You know you're a children's writer when you find yourself thinking up vivid color descriptions for your son's bloody nose.


  1. ROFL! I'll definitely have to post mine soon. Let me give it some thought...

  2. You know you're a children's writer when describing gross things becomes second nature - such as cat vomit with mouse parts peeking out of the tangled hairball or nose picking resulting in it being flung across the classroom. LOL

  3. Rolling On Floor Laughing... ROFL :)

    You know you're a children's book writer when you've penned your ideas on your hand and up your arm because you did not have access to any paper. At that point, your arm is covered in ink, much like your 4 year old's arm. Instant connection! :)

  4. You know you're a children's writer when nature calls and you cross your legs over double instead of answering because the dialogue is flowing so smoothly, the action rising so beautifully that you can't leave the computer for even a minute or you'll risk losing that orgasmic, climactic moment forever.


  5. You know you're a children's writer when you think J.K Rowling might have used too many
    -ly adverbs.

  6. You know you're a children's writer when:

    After punishing your kids for saying hateful and mean things to one another, you dash off for a pen and paper to write everything they said down...because it would be [i]perfect[/i] dialogue for your middle grade WIP!


  7. Sorry- should have identified myself up there...
    Miles2go = Beth

  8. You know you're a children's writer when you actually look forward to going to the dentist, because it means you'll get to check out the latest issue of Highlights for Children.



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