The Random Writings of Rachel: Why Did I Write a Children's Book?

Why Did I Write a Children's Book?

Whoever said you can't interview yourself? In case it hasn't been overwhelmingly obvious, I've been a little overly excited about the release of The Cactus Who Craved a Hamburger. In this flood of excitement, I decided to make a vlog...something I haven't done in quite a while.

In fact, I almost forgot how to just stare at a camera and talk to it, which explains the eyes darting all around the room while I'm chatting. Sorry about that. Apparently it's hard to stay focused while looking at a camera. Faces are easier to focus on. Maybe I should tape Angel's face to my camera. I'd started to hear back that some of those who ordered the book have already received their copy (yay for speedy mail service!!!)...and they had a few questions.


Fun Fact: I have mistakenly called my book, The Cactus Who Craved a Hamburger, by the wrong name before. More than once. For some unknown reason, I occasionally refer to my own book as The Cactus Who Craved a Cucumber. Which would have been a healthier and more low-fat story, don't you think?

Linking up with Tayler, Autumn, and Charlene for Reading Roundup.

Reading Roundup

And linking up with Carolann!

My book can be purchased on Amazon! Do you have any questions about the book or the process involved in illustrating, formatting, and publishing it? I'll answer any questions in the comments, so make sure to come back and check for an answer!

21 comments:

  1. Loved your vlog. The whole process is so interesting to me - you're so creative!

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  2. This is so awesome! I love interviewing myself. I get all the best questions answered ;) Thanks for sharing your process!

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  3. So fun to hear more about how you created this story! And I'm laughing about the slip of the name, The Cactus Who Craved a Cucumber would definitely be a healthy book, ha!

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  4. I will check out your vlog. btw love your hair.

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  5. Sounds like an adorable book, Rachel. Much success with it!

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  6. Great getting to know you better! I love the video.

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  7. I love your heart behind this book! And I love your purple hair. <3

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  8. Awww, so nice to see your face and hear your voice in your vlog--you did a great job with it! I am the same with videos. I always hate to see my face and I get distracted as soon as I know I'm being recorded :)

    So excited for all of your success with this!!

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  9. I love this and I love that you are living your dream!

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  10. Congrats on publishing your book! I never thought about interviewing myself, but you have definitely inspired me.

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  11. I love hearing about the inspiration behind your book!

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  12. Looking forward to checking this book out! My sister and I have always talked about writing a children's book together, so I love hearing from people who have done it!

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  13. Great vlog! love getting to know you better!

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  14. This is a great vlog, and it makes me even more excited to read the book-I'm planning to order it soon :) I would love to hea more about the process of getting this book published-how did you go about formatting it and publishing it? I've never really had much of a desire to publish a children's book, but some friends of mine are seriously contemplating it.

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  15. What a cute title! I've actually been curious about what's involved in publishing a children's book. Any time I go to the library with my kids, I see books that I think "How did this ever get published...?"

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  16. I totally like the video! I never imagined what is involved in publishing a children book!

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  17. That's so cool! I would love to see a blog post from you on the entire process of writing a book to the end result of selling. But maybe a condensed version :)

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  18. I just ordered your book! I'm excited for it!

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  19. That's so funny that you have accidentally called your book by the wrong name!

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  20. Thanks for linking up! Congratulations on your book!

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  21. Um, you can totally interview yourself. And you don't even need to announce it, you can just do it and let people assume that it was a third-party interview which makes it sound even more impressive.

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