I have been working feverishly for the last couple of months on trying to get my outline to my editor, C.S. Lakin. I sent her a few pages of my outline at her suggestion recently. And I'm so glad that I did! Because she gave me some excellent advice ... and I took it. It forced me back to the drawing board (so too speak) and enabled me to more precisely nail my outline. Susanne (Lakin) is an excellent tutor and has been so helpful to me personally. Before I have even paid her one penny, she has been gently guiding me along the path to a properly structured story.
All that to say that I am moving forward on this book project. I cannot wait to share it with you! My story addresses courage, hope, and determination. I summarize my project like this: "It is a children's fantasy adventure story (filled with mesmerizing characters) about a bullied individual (a tiny firefly) living in the midst of catastrophic circumstances battling immeasurable odds for a virtuous reason." The book's working title is "The World BEYOND The Toy Box". I hope that is a book you would want to read to the children in your life!
Well, back to my other life. This weekend my wife and I are babysitting grandparents. Life is good!