It was a really fun experience. I think after some editing I might try to shop them around some. Maybe even find an illustrator. We will see.
I thought about how it would be cool to have a series of childrens' books that would incorporate personal problems I had growing up. Things like racism, gender equality, and healthy friendships but told in an easy to approach way.
The series takes big problems and puts them in simplist terms to help young people relate to them. I wanted something like a surreal Winney the Pooh.
Writing them by hand was interesting. I usually write childrens' books in the format the illustrator will want them. Broken up by page the line will appear on. Then leave room for creative license. Writing by hand I have no way to know if that will work or not. The formatting will have to be caught in editing.
Also it was fun because I wrote it all with a fountain pen. It really felt like the words were justing flowing out onto the page.
The stories were simple but I feel like they can find an audience. One was about people discriminating against a member of the village for the way she looked. I think that is a meaningful theme whether you have body image problems or are a member of a minority.
So no new progress in any of my novel projects. Over the weekend it finally clicked into place how one of my worlds worked. Neverdark in that regard had a huge step forward but I didn't write any of it out.
I have excuses of course but they really aren't too important. I'm putting a lot of eggs into my house basket at the moment so maybe I can have some writing time when it finishes.
Till then--ta ta for now!