It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Linh Nguyen-Ng, the author of Mommy’s Little Wordlings.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a happily married artist with two amazing kids who inspire me to write, illustrate and fly off to unknown places to escape them. JUST KIDDING! They always manage to show me a different perspective on things. I love them dearly.
- How did you get the idea for your book?
The idea for my picture book, MOMMY’S LITTLE WORDLINGS, came to me as I was sketching some greeting cards. I was sketching out these cute little people and imagined them doing certain things. Before I knew it, I had a complete book. It took a while to polish and complete it though. I actually finished the book including illustrations two days before my son was born. I had time to use wisely while waiting for my little one to arrive. It took me over a year to complete it from beginning to end.
- What does your writing process look like?
Like all writers, I have ideas floating in my head constantly. Some are good, some are wild and insane. So how do I pick an idea to start a book from the many options? Sometimes an idea is very strong and I just know it, other times I pick one and go from there.
I try to create a routine to make sure I write or illustrate something every day. Of course that doesn’t always happen, but it gives me a guideline. For now, I write during the evenings when my children are in bed and on the weekends. I like using the notepad on my phone to record ideas or thoughts that pop into my head throughout the day. They’re important and I don’t want to forget them.
I also like to snack (a lot) when I’m writing. You can usually find some gummy bears, chocolates or almonds on my desk. I consider them fuel for my brain.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing, I read and spend all my time with my family. I love teaching my kids arts and crafts. I believe that creativity is very important in a child’s development and even for adults too. Creativity allows you to see and understand things from a different perspective. But I also like to watch TV. I like stories, and movies are lovely stories to me. I don’t get to do it often, so it’s a nice treat.
- What do you do when you experience writer’s block?
I work out. I walk or do yoga. Anything that relaxes the mind is helpful.
- Where can readers find you online?
I’d love to hear from my readers.
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Mommy’s Little Wordlings releases on April 7 from Anaiah Press.
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