I thought I’d show another page from the children’s book I’m currently working on.
Yes, I’m having fun with this. I love the little egg on the left who’s screaming so much you can see all the way to his yolk. Probably a bad joke, but it’s mine.
I’m also enjoying see all the colors come into the illustrations. Since my program lets me see the thumbnails to the pages, I can get a glimpse of what the pages are going to look like all together.
Best yet, I’ve only been working on this for about half an hour each weekday so far and I’m glad to see the progress. Splitting my time between audio work and illustration first thing in the morning is letting me get a lot accomplished. Yes, scheduling the time to work on this has been the best thing. Little by little, my massive recording project and my children’s book will get done!
I have to admit that I was pretty amazed last week at the feedback I received on Broken Smiles. Thank you to everyone who shared it with their family and friends, with their social media outlets, or contacted me to let me know how much you enjoyed the story. Super thank you to those of you who did all of the above!
This week, I thought I might step it down for a moment to go from something scary to another kid’s story. Especially since I’m hoping to have another intense story next week.
My dad and I use to spend a lot of time out walking with the dogs on summer nights. We’d stand in the driveway and he’d point out the constellations. When I go back “home,” I like to stand in the driveway with my kids and point the stars out to them. There are so many more stars to see when we are in Nevada compared to here in Idaho.
Another thing I remember vividly is all the time I spent out back while my mom barbecued. I can still remember the smell of her chicken cooking over the charcoal as she brushed on her special sauce. Okay, it wasn’t anything “special,” just butter, salt, pepper, and paprika, but it always made my mouth water. There was just something about the way she made it. When I was really young, I remember dancing around to the radio, loving it when they played Hotel California or Another One Bites the Dust (gee, that makes me feel old).
This story was born from those experiences.
The Tiny Dipper is a children’s story. Available for 1 week only! Then, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new story will appear.
THE TINY DIPPER
by Dawn Blair
This story was available for one week only and has now turned back into a pumpkin. If you missed it, click on the links below to find it or another great story to read. There’s also another free story or story excerpt somewhere around my blog – I try to post something new every Wednesday. Hunt the story down, read, and enjoy!
Just the other day, I came across something (I think it was a Facebook post) complaining that it seemed like princes were always out to slay the dragon and there were no stories where the princes were actually the ones in need of saving.
I just smiled to myself. I didn’t comment, just walked away.
You see, I’ve already written that story.
Now, I’m going to share it with you.
I was 15 when I originally wrote this story and turned it in for an assignment to a college-level workshop on writing children’s fiction which I was taking at the time. I have only made minor corrections to the story here — it is pretty close to the first writing. I keep thinking I will go back and flesh this story out some — it would be fun to do. But here, now, I will share it with you in all its cheesy glory.
A children’s fantasy about a prince who has met his match. Available for 1 week only! Then, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new story will appear.