Sometimes I get random e-mails from weird little kids. I like weird little kids (in fact I was once a weird little kid). Their letters often begin with a little praise (always appreciated) and then they often keep writing to inform me of their favorite weird things.
I love these letters. They often show up just when I’m getting discouraged with a project.
The strange things they write often make me laugh out loud. I write them back (with the hopes I will make them laugh out loud too) then I get back to work.
There are a lot of stages in the book making process that bring me joy but these random e-mails have quickly become my favorite part.