What was your first piece that you can remember writing? What was it about?
Pathetic poem about a forest and a stream. Published by Horn Book.
Alas, I now have the first two lines stuck in my head. Thanks a lot.
What’s the best part about writing?
I love writing! I love revising! I love critique groups! I love having an excuse to drink lattes and eat cookies in the afternoon. But mostly what I love is that once you write something, it will still exist whether or not anybody reads it or publishes it.
What’s the worst part about writing?
It’s a business. Show me the writer who loves writing queries and I’ll show you…it doesn’t matter what I’ll show you, you won’t find one*
*If you do would you get me their contact info? They may write mine. Seriously