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This morning I was running

4/7/10 — This morning I was running behind schedule and caught myself thinking, "I’ve GOT to write!" As if this job of mine is a hassle and infringes on my life.

I quickly corrected myself, and inserted a different vowel: "I GET to write!" It is an honor and a privilege to create books for kids. I am one very lucky guy that this is my career.

As if a reward for altering my thinking, a teacher comment was forwarded to me after my recent visit to Haddam-Killingworth Middle School in Connecticut: "The best author visit we’ve ever had!"

Like I said, I’m one very lucky guy.