Middle grade books are hard to write, I've decided. Especially if you want to be witty and inventive on days when it's sunny, which for some reason bring out my inner child--who, by the way, could never have written a book. I read tons across the board, from literary to picture books, and I think I'll always be a reader first. I'll always be pushing myself as a writer to see what new things I can do, so if middle grade is hard, I'll work at it until it isn't. Plus, first drafts are always bad. I need to remember that.
Anyway, it's still sunny. So here is a trailer for the movie that scared me more than any other movie when I was three...I thought that the evil cats were made out of fire, a terror I still remember. Enjoy!