I did a short interview with MOVParent.com, the website of Parent Magazine, and think it came out pretty well…
MOVPARENT: If you could go back in time and tell your high school/middle school self one thing, what would it be?
BYRD: “Keep your eyes on the prize and write, write, write.”
I decided to be a writer when I was five; forty years later, my first book is coming out. I procrastinated, put lots of time into things I didn’t get much satisfaction out of, and didn’t have enough faith in myself. So I’d encourage the younger me to get on task a lot sooner so he wouldn’t have to struggle quite so much, or at least could struggle instead to build a longer writing career.
The full piece is here.