That was my nickname as a kid. Usually with snotty tone of voice and scrunched nose being looked down by beady, narrowed eyes at me. “Little Miss Know-It-All”
I always wondered why that was a bad thing. Don’t we all want to know everything? Or was that just me? Didn’t every 10-year-old read encyclopedias for fun? Didn’t every 5th grader get to go to the junior high library because they had read all the books in the elementary school library? Didn’t everyone get an A on their weekly spelling test?
OK, maybe not everyone, but I must have some kindred spirits in the world. Others who want to continue to learn, even as grown-ups. Then I met writers. Yeah!! If anyone knows about learning your whole life long it is writers.
To be a writer is to know no matter how much you know, you know nothing. Every day, every page, every sentence is a lesson in what works, what doesn’t work, and what you need to learn to make it work.
To be part of the publishing world is a whole new world to learn. How everything works, how people work within this new world, and how do you fit into it. But, since I’m still Miss Wants-To-Know-It-All, I’ll learn as I go along.