Tip of the Day: The days are getting longer! March 20 is the vernal equinox. That'll revitalize your spirits!
I've had more fun watching the Olympics this year than any Olympics I can remember. It makes me want to write a sports story for girls. Like one where an ice skater convinces a bad boy hockey player to be her skating partner. Wait, that one's been written before, hasn't it? Hmm, maybe something more original.
My husband's been watching a lot of curling. I could write a story about curling. I don't think that's been done before. Except every time I watch curling, I fall asleep.
Did you see the ice dancer representing Georgia? She had never actually been to Georgia. The country recruited her and she hoped to visit Georgia for the first time after the Olympics. That would make a good story element.
Actually, the only sport I know much about is the cut-throat, competitive world of Irish step dancing. I could write a story about the feis, with the girls in their wigs, heavy dresses, and gillies, and the tough competition for the few male partners.
So what do you think about sports books for girls? Do they only sell for boys, or are girls interested in sports books too?
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages