For a long time all I had written down was that first sentence: My name is Peter. Looking back in my documents now tells me that I first wrote that sentence in 2008. (Almost ten years ago!) And that I named the document: My name is Peter. I had no idea where I was going with it. In the following years, I started and stopped and started again many other drafts of stories. Some good and some not so good. I finished a couple middle grade manuscripts I took to conferences. And based on the feedback I received eventually had the courage to send those manuscripts to agents and publishers. There were no takers. But I kept at it. But all the time I found myself going back to that sentence: My name is Peter.
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