This is my journey in creating concepts, writing, illustrating, finding a literary agent, and becoming a published children's book author and illustrator for the picture book genre.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

writer's block

Sometimes it gets the best of us. It is like walking into a wall and not being able to find a way around it. Oh writer's block, I would rather call you creativity block. My artwork is falling flat. Time to make a plan. As the New Year approaches, goals for this hopeful writer shall also be set. I hope to create a web site or extend this blog. I would like to create etiquette vignette stories about the adventures of Bug and Andy for you to read and share. I would also like to complete my other story about Mean Mister Lou and the once township of Alamaroo. Finally, I would like to also write short stories about Abernathy, the Soch Witch. Yes, New Year.  Bring it, please! I am still aspiring and my dreams are big.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Be the example.

Memes are little stories in themselves. This is the season where "please" and "thank you" matter so much. As we give and receive, children have a great opportunity to understand the impact these words can have on a person. Even nice words are presents that can make a heart fill with joy. Let's share that joy and set a great example to our children by remembering and using these words as the holiday season continues.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

holidaze continues.

I want to write. I want to write and tell you about some adventure or break through in my journey that I have had. Unfortunately, I am at a lull; a stand still of sorts. There has not been a single break through in the creative setting for me. I am sorry that I have nothing for you to read. I have been working on another concept. Perhaps a middle school aged book concept. This story idea has been rolling around in the thought process for a while. My mom, a creative person who makes dolls, told me about her sock witch. I have transcended her sock witch to a Soch (sOk) witch. These are the protectors of the corelicle crystals that stabilize the dimensions/ planes of worlds. Dark forces of the sea planes wish to break these crystals to allow them interdimensional access. They ride on sea dragons and such. Soch witches live among the Sasquatch who are also dimensional travelers and protectors of the earth on and so forth. My main character is a small soch witch by the name of Abernathy. I have only prepared some of my outline, but it holds potential. There is a story with an underlying theme of earth and resource preservation. For now, most of it remains locked in my mind.
Andy and Bug have been shelved until after the holidays. I think this is a time to concentrate on family and friends. New Years are great for new beginnings  I shall put my work out there again come the New Year. Until such a time, my journey is slow, but always aspiring...