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A couple of years back, I got an idea for a picture book.  Because I had so much else going on and because I lacked a clear plan for the stucture/presentation, I shelved the idea after making note of it.

Since I don't seem to have my novel-writing brain cells (desire) back yet, I decided to dust off the picture book idea and illustrate it as one of my creative goals for this year.  That's what I've been doing this past week.  I don't feel comfortable sharing them, though, so just a verbal report from me until I do something else. :)

Who else is trying to get off to a creative start at the beginning of this new year?

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queenoftheskies
Jan. 19th, 2015 05:54 am (UTC)
A picture book sounds so exciting! Best of luck with it!
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 07:35 am (UTC)
I'll get it right someday
I'm getting more and more excited about it as I see the illustrations getting closer to what I envisioned. :)
frigg
Jan. 19th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Me, but you know that. :p
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 07:40 am (UTC)
I do. :D
asakiyume
Jan. 19th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Glad you're picking up the picture book project!

I've got two writing projects on, a long one and a short one.
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 07:42 am (UTC)
It is coming along. :) I try to sketch on it every day.

Woot for you writing! I look forward to reading.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
It's all going v-e-r-y slowly. But one day I hope I have something to show for it.

And the picture book, is it the donkey one?
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
Make sure to let me know when the day arrives. :D

No, not the donkey one. This one is more of a concept book, rather than a story book. The illustrations pretty much have to carry it, which is what makes it so daunting. That "sellable" style that must captivate and enchant, oh how hard to cultivate. :P
clarentine
Jan. 21st, 2015 11:37 am (UTC)
Great idea for something to scratch the creative itch while the novel-writing brain cells come back on line!

Me, I'm pushing hard on the first rewrite of my novel about the coal miners' sons and the snake who wants to tear their world apart. I'm hopeful it will be commercial enough to catch someone's eye, because there's two more behind this one and I'd like a reason to see those in more than draft form. Running down to the final confrontation now….
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh how I envy those of you who are writing. Sometimes I feel my urge will never come back. And then, like today, I think a little bit about an unfinished story, and my brain tosses me a tidbit, not enough to coax me back into it but enough to give me hope.
clarentine
Jan. 21st, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could be stockpiling images, if that's how your brain works, for when you do get the urge to write something? That's how stories come to me, mostly, in images I then have to explore so I can understand them.
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
I have yet to figure out, exactly, how my story-brain works. Such odd and diverse things set it off, or pry forth offerings, if you will...
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC)
It'll come back. I've seen it happen. It's hard to trust in, but it will.
mnfaure
Jan. 21st, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'll keep the home fires burning for it. :)
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