Writing main characters can be tricky. Sometimes they fall right in line just as planned. Sometimes they misbehave and you have to reel them back in, and sometimes they teach you something about yourself you never realized before.
Take my main character: Nathan Rockledge aka Nate Rocks. At just ten years old, Nathan needed much reeling in. His imagination was crazy. Not that this is a bad thing for a ten-year-old, or anybody really, but he had trouble staying focused – as I often do myself.
I couldn’t truly blame him, however, after all, he is only ten. But then I started thinking: should I let him off the hook just because he is ten? Isn’t that what so many tweens complain about... not getting a chance to prove themselves... prove that they are responsible?
So I decided to give him a chance. A chance to prove he could accomplish something great if he really put his mind to it. And guess what? He did. Now, I don’t want to tell you what that something is -you’ll have to read the Nate Rocks books for that piece of info, but Nathan taught me something very important while I was writing his adventures – two things actually:
1. Even kids can accomplish great things, and even more important –
2. Anyone can accomplish their goals if they just set their mind to it.
I am living proof. Dream big and rock on!
About the Author:
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With fourth grade finally winding down, 10-year-old Nathan Rockledge is looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer at home with his friends. That is, until his mom decides he has to go to overnight camp with his annoying older sister. When his best friend Tommy decides to tag along, Nathan thinks maybe his summer won’t actually be so bad. After all, he does get to be away from his mom's awful cooking for an entire six weeks.
Amongst Color War competitions, a flaky counselor, and a bully named "No-Neck,” Nathan turns to his trusty sketchpad, transforming himself into Nate Rocks: 10-year-old extraordinaire. His speedboat ready for action, Nate saves the day time and again from the perils of floods, snakes, ghosts, and even the most wanted criminals.
Join Nathan, Tommy, Abby, and a whole new cast of characters as Nate Rocks once again proves nothing can hold him back in this second book of the Nate Rocks series.