It’s been a bit of a rough week. I got my first negative review, and it’s taken me a few days to process it but then I went into a school today, and met a boy named Ethan, who told me he is writing a joke book. And he told me jokes from it. I was so delighted and thrilled to read from my books and share my love of reading with a group of 9 year olds.
We had such fun talking, and answering questions and I thought again that this is what I am meant to do and whatever people say, it’s not as important as getting the job done: writing, meeting with readers and talking about Mabel.