I received a diploma today from the Institute of Children's Literature. It was a course on writing for children and teens. I have loved writing for as long as I can remember and have notebooks full of poems, short stories and even a novel.
I learned so much from this course and have narrowed down my area of expertise to writing short stories for 8-12 year olds. Hopefully in the near future I will start submitting my stories to publishers. Most likely children's magazines. It is a good feeling to finish something and come away a better person, and writer.
Cheesy gold rimmed frame, here I come!