I've been working on picture books!
I took the challenge to come up with 30 picture book ideas in 30 days.
I am half way there - as of today, I have come up with 15 ideas.
I think a few of them are really good. I have already written a draft for two of the ideas. The one I have been working on today is about a ghost named Danny and a witch named Wendola! I know that is truly an awful name for the witch, but it will probably be different by the time I am finished with the story. I have a lot of editing to do to it and it needs to be seen by more eyes before it is ready to be sent out to a publisher.
I have come to the conclusion that sometimes I try too hard with my picture books. If you have noticed some of the popular ones out there, a lot of them are very simple and very few words.
They may be simple and of few words, but they need to sparkle, they need to grab your attention and they need to be special.
Special stories for special people.
I end my post with a quote I found on the internet today. This quote is true whether you write for children or adults.
"Ideas are the cheapest part of the writing. They are free! The hard part is what you do with the ideas you've gathered." Jane Yolen