We have all those moments, right? When the muse packs up and goes on vacation! Well my muse went somewhere this week; lord knows where and left me to struggle to come up with something to blog about. I agonized over topics trying to find something funny, clever, or sentimental to write about. Then I picked up a little motivational book called The Check Book, 200 Ways to Balance Your Life, by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie.
One of the suggestions in the book really caught my attention: Reread a favorite book from childhood.
The first books that came to my mind were the Nancy Drew mysteries I read as a kid. It’s not an overstatement to say that I owned the entire series of girl detective stories written by Carolyn Keene. And even though it was such a disappointment to learn that they were all ghost written by various authors, I owe the fictitious Carolyn Keene a huge debt because I discovered the joy of reading thanks falling in love with Nancy Drew.
I think as an author that would be the highest form of praise, to know that your books inspired the love of reading generation after generation.