I wrote a book. I am still surprised that.
As Steve Martin once said something like “I always wanted to be considered an author, so I figured I needed to write a book.”
Thoughts are always better when it is attributed to someone more famous than you.
But let’s not get too crazy, it’s a 1100 word picture book. The illustrations, which I didn’t do, are better than my writing.
But my little side project project has surprised me. People told me they liked the book. I thought people would pat me on the head and say “isn’t that cute.” But they didn’t, they asked questions instead about how I did it. I got asked a lot. So I did a very 21st century thing and began a blog.
By day I teach, or I try to teach first graders. And trying to teach for the 21st century is still a very anxious thought process.
But I will attempt to show how writing and publishing your own book, and education for the 21st century are connected.
I haven’t completely figured it out yet. Luckily this is a blog.