I write for children, read children’s books and teach elementary age children. I’ve got two children living at home. You’d think I would have a good handle on describing things in a childlike way. But every once in a while (more often than I’d like to admit!) I get a peek inside the 8-year-old- psyche that reminds me just how far I am from truly thinking like a child.
My daughter and I were making cheesecake together last week. As she mixed the ingredients for the graham cracker crust, she kept asking me if the consistency was right.
“No,” I’d say. “It needs to be a little wetter, so it holds together when we put it in the pie pan. But not too wet.”
She sighed. “Do you mean like mud?”
She saw my questioning look. “When you dig in the dirt, and it goes from dry to kind of damp and it sticks together in clumps.”
I had to smile.
“Yes. Exactly. Make it like mud.”
Tomorrow is the launch for OPEN MINDS by Susan Kaye Quinn. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for Susan, and not just because I beta read this book and was completely blown away by the story. I’m impressed with how she has approached this book release, how she has balanced the publicity with her blogging and how organized she manages to be with everything! I could definitely learn a thing or two from her, and luckily she’s documented a lot of it on her blog 🙂
Her launch has cool prizes up for grabs (I want that t-shirt!) and a blog hop that will reveal the story behind OPEN MINDS. If you haven’t already heard about Susan or her virtual launch or her books, you will. She’s amazing.
Have a great Halloween!