I think it's time to start revealing the whole thing. Well, maybe not the whole thing...but part of it can be spotted at the end of this page...
Did you click over there?
Yep, that's right, it's all happening in 2014! :)
I do have another secret I can't wait to share....just not yet :) Soon, I promise!
Anyway (*a quick change of subject*)...
I've been a little under the weather the last few days, so it's given me time to do some reading, which I always love (when I'm not writing or drawing, of course). In fact, I read a whole pile of books, which I'd had on my to-do list for ages, in ONE DAY...
|Bunny Loves To Write by Peter Bently|
I find it heartwarming and comforting in a way that's difficult to define. But it takes me back to my childhood...a carefree time, when I thought I would live forever, conquer the world and save it, all at the same time!
One of my favourite characters, I was truly blessed to meet on this reading adventure, was Buster Bunny, who it seems, is a lot like me.
In Bunny Loves to Write by Peter Bently, Buster Bunny loves to read and when somebody gives him a notebook and a pencil, he soon discovers a love of writing as well! Buster uses his wild imagination and awesome creativity to write the story featured in this book and he even illustrates it himself. Buster Bunny is my new hero! :)
The thing is though, when he stumbles upon the age-old problem of 'writer's block' (my take on the complication of this narrative), his friends come to the rescue. They encourage Buster by telling him how magnificent his story is so far, then go on to add their ideas. Buster welcomes their feedback and the story is finally finished. Fabulous!
Now, isn't this exactly what we all need? Encouragement and motivation to keep going, no matter what our project is?! See, you can learn so much from kids' books!! :)
I've just joined Julie Hedlund's 12x12 ...my version of Buster's group of friends. The aim is to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months. It sounds like a lot of pressure, but it's a great way to stay accountable to my writing plan. So far, the encouragement, motivation and advice I've received is priceless. I love my new 12x12 friends!
This is only the beginning of a great adventure :)