Today, we are visiting The Polished Paragraph, my friend, Laura Salamy, is the owner. She is an editor; a person who is very good at words, punctuation, and grammar. Because every writer needs a good editor, I decided to talk about the journey of a book.
You can read my post on http://thepolishedparagraph.com.
The journey for everyone is a bit different:
For me, the journey of creating When Panda Was a Boy: a Collection of Stories on Gender Identity for K-8 began first in my heart about 15 or so years ago, when I met a group of gay, lesbian, trans (transgender, transsexual, and gender neutral), and questioning (GLBTQ) youth, who had all been thrown out of their families. My heart hurt down to my soul for this beautiful, diverse group of teens, who were rejected by their mother and father, the people who should be there with you no matter what!
Once I educated myself better about all the issues, I was able to write. Read more at http://the polished paragraph.com.