Just sitting here all on my own, I think I’ll write a book.
Have no idea on how to start, I need to take a look,
at other stories in the store, to get some inspiration.
It can’t be hard to write the biggest seller in the nation.
I wrote this while I was waiting for my daughter to finish an art workshop she was invited to through her school. I couldn’t think of anything to write about, so I just kept sitting there, all my own thinking about writing something, not realizing that I was actually living the beginning of a short rhyme.
Soon after I read Steve Hely’s book “How I Became A Famous Novelist” which has the same underlying message: how hard can it be…. its just writing after all!
Writing a Kids Picture Book is quite hard, because when you use less words to tell a story, you have to spend a lot more time making sure the words you use, are the “right” words to use.
Also, I wish I could draw.
I am considering using a new daydreemin logo design for this site.
I’m not so sure about changing now, as I was when I started the process for the new one.
All feedback is appreciated.
Here are a few sample lines from a work in progress story called “Bat Bot Boy”.
Also included is a couple of concept designs by the incredibly talented art director Deane Taylor.
I have no chance to once again,
be normal at the age of ten.
Like other kids who spend their day,
with games and toys and blissful play.
For I can’t do the simplest things.
I’m stuck now with these stupid wings
What am I now, I’m half a boy.
I’m no ones son, some life size toy.
Have I become a kid gone wild.
Some freaky superhero child.
Who hides by day, comes out at night,
to help the weak, and fight for right
I think this may be the beginning of a new rhyming story:
I want to fly I told my mum, I want to do bird things.
That’s fine she said, go out and fly, but first you need some wings.
I know it’s very short, but maybe there is something small there just trying to get out and be bigger…. maybe.