Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Missing Gobbler

I'm busy working on my latest project as an author, which is also a project for a class at school. My children's book, The Missing Gobbler! I'm having a blast. :)

I also happen to be collaborating with my amazing sister, critic, encourager, illustrator extraordinaire. :) 

This book is so much fun to work! And my illustrator is amazing, and amusing. She makes writing just that much more fun. :) Her running commentaries of her drawings are some of the funniest things you will ever hear.

I wrote this book years ago, when I was around fourteen years of age. The idea came to me one day while I was writing in my handwriting course. I was suppose to write a paragraph about a turkey who goes through a struggle. My "paragraph" ended up being pages long and that's how this story was born. :) 

For my college course I'm supposed to write a story, illustrate said story, and then the little story will be "published" and I'll have a hard copy to hold and admire. So, instead of spending precious hours writing a brand new story, I simply dug through my treasure box, found an old favorite to polish up, and here we are. And yes, I did do some polishing. Fourteen year old Amanda and nineteen year old Amanda do not always agree on how a sentence should be written.

As I've already mentioned, I'm having a blast reworking this story, and watching it "come to life" under Rebekah's skillful hands.

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