I want to start off by giving a huge thank you to all of my readers... Taylor Talks has hit over 100,000 page views!
I would also like to thank everyone who has voted in my poll to help decide the name of the main character in my new children's book! I really enjoyed seeing the votes come in and they are definitely helping me make the final decision. I've been working on the new book little by little since the idea came to me, and although it's still extremely early in the writing process, I'm excited with the way this book is heading.
Today, I started working on the first illustration for the book. Like "A Christmas For Toys," I'm going to be illustrating this book myself. Unlike my first book, however, I'm not waiting until the whole story is written to start working on pictures. I felt as though I needed to see what the characters look like and start bringing the setting to life in order to help me get the story down on paper. It actually did help to see this first page come to life a little, and even though it's just in outline form right now, it sparked an idea for another piece of the story.
I feel like with each piece of writing I have worked on, whether it be for school, my novel, or a children's book, I have approached everything in such different ways. It seems to me that I don't have one specific writing style. I jump around a lot and can't ever seem to focus on one task at once. Maybe it's because my house is always so busy that I'm used to seeing twelve different things happen simultaneously, but I actually think that I get more accomplished when I jump around in my work.
Now, I'm not going to lie... I did spend four hours of the day sleeping while the kids were at school, so it's not like I accomplished as much as I could have, but I did get though a good start to this new book today. I have a few pages written, the first picture started, and notes jotted down for where I want the story to go. This new book is extremely different from "A Christmas For Toys," but I'm hoping that it will be just as well received, if not more so, when I'm ready to publish.
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