Leave it to agent Mary Kole at KidLit.com to write one sentence that immediately claimed writing-mantra status for me: ” ‘Can’t’ ” is a four-letter word in fiction, when uttered by both character and writer.” (Boy, those quotes and apostrophe look WEIRD in blogtype!)
I don’t know how many times I’ve said, “I CAN’T” when it comes to my writing career. My friend Jennifer Hill Robenalt will probably tell you I said that at least two dozen times during our writing session on Sunday.
So thanks to Mary, I’m going to flip it around: “I CAN!”
See, it works: I just wrote a blog post!
P.S. Mary’s post at KidLit.com called “Bad Obstacles” is definitely worth a read, as is her entire blog.