get filled with glee
My new One True Love.
In case you are one of the poor unfortunate souls that hasn’t seen this new series on Fox, let me sum up the premise:
High School Outcasts, Against All Odds, strive to Make Something of themselves in Show Choir.
If you’re on Twitter, you’ve seen that Glee is a popular favorite of kidlit editors, agents and authors.
I think a prerequisite to being creative is suffering. And I suspect most people who work in kidlit suffered in their growing-up years. Some problems might have been as mundane as a crummy nickname in third grade, but other issues involved terrible home lives. Abuse. Neglect. Or not fitting into the mold–anywhere.
Writing kidlit can be heavy lifting, sometimes. But, like Glee…