I purchased a Cintiq drawing tablet a while ago and have now completely drawn the draft pictures for my next children's book "The No-Nap Book". It is ready to present to an editor/publisher. (I've actually already submitted it once but that publisher didn't say "Yes". No worries, someone will!)
And I've added a new software program [Dramatica] to my writing arsenal of story-crafting tools. I have spent gobs of hours working on my W.I.P. (Work-In-Progress) "The World BEYOND The Toy Box". I am what is called in the writing world, "A Plotter". I have intricately plotted my story from beginning to end BEFORE I begin to write it. And, let me tell you, that takes time. A lot of it. An incredible amount of it! But I think every single second is worth it. I'm actually a little sad that the plotting stage of my story is almost over because I enjoy it THAT much.
I cannot even completely express how thrilled I am with the new chapter book W.I.P. I am now even dreaming about story structure! I think that readers will truly enjoy this book. I hope that you will be looking forward to reading it.
Well, I know this was short. But I received notice that my website developer [Weebly] was purchased by Square and I needed to do some updating and change-overs. So that is what brought me here today! Now I will be spending the bulk of today (as I do every chance I get) working on "The World BEYOND The
Toy Box". My main character, Nico, is a ten-year-old bullied child experiencing a hope-crushing series of events. This eventually propels Nico into an amazing adventure in a miniature world filled with a community of extraordinary and unexpectedly-familiar characters. There Nico has to battle a menacing adversary who forces him to rise to the challenge and overcome the obstacles which are perpetually haunting him in his life-size world.
Doesn't that sound compelling enough to read? ;)
Well, back to the plotting! I will be back here again at the next stage of the project. Till then!