The moment is still fresh with me. That moment when I, in the tiniest peep of a voice, asked my husband if everyone wanted to write a book.
"No, I don't think so. I mean, I don't want to."
So it's not just one of those universal desires you ignore? Shoot.
And now, I can't go back to the time when I thought that 2,000 words would be a good length for a picture book. When I believed "revision" was just something editors would help you do. When I woke up well-rested.
But I wouldn't want to even if I could.
I am a writer.
You Can't Go Back Friday: I Am A Writer.
My name's Karen Akins. And my debut YA sci-fi novel LOOP is coming out October 21, 2014 with St. Martin's Press. It's all sorts of time travelly goodness. I'm a self-professed geek--also a wife to Hubbykins, a mom to the Pea and Boo, and a follower of Jesus. And, occasionally, I find time to vacuum. I'm repped by the marvelous Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency.