Getting published is on quite a few bucket lists. So how do you do it? Where do you start?
The most important step in getting published is writing! Write what you love. Write what inspires you, scares you, and breaks your heart. Don’t worry if it doesn’t read like your favorite author on the New York Times Bestseller list. Revisions come later. Just put words on a page for now.
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. – Pablo Picasso
If you want to write books for kids like me, join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and get together with other writers just like you! There’s nothing like being lifted up by people sharing your journey.
Join a critique group! This can be through a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ chapter of which you’re a member, a group of teachers or parents who share your goal, or a group you find online. It doesn’t matter! More eyeballs on your work open more doors for improvement.