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Today was a day where I actually accomplished a lot of work on one of my children's books!
I didn't get quite as much writing done as I would have liked, but I did get some written. With a children's book, when there are illustrations involved, I need to be sure of the layout of the book before I finish writing everything. It needs to make sense over the course of the book, where the story breaks at the right pages and the illustrations flow nicely.
I also accomplished more with the illustrations than I thought that I would. My little sisters were so excited when they came into my room and saw me drawing... they told me that they love to watch me draw! It was adorable. They also told me that I was great at drawing, which gave me a little confidence boost. Sure, it may have been coming from a couple of six-year-olds, but it was still really sweet.
Anyway, I took a long time to figure out how I wanted a certain character to look, but I was really happy with the end result. The first character I worked on today was pretty easy. It may have taken a while to get it drawn out perfectly, but I knew exactly where I wanted to go with it. The second character just couldn't appear in my mind as easily, which is why it took so much longer to draw. I kept going back and forth with it, drawing and erasing, drawing and erasing. There's quite a lot of eraser shavings in my garbage can! But in the end, I thought that it looked really good, and I was extremely happy with how it came out.
I'm excited to continue working on this book. It's going to be a cute children's book, but educational as well. It will become something that I hope kids would enjoy in a classroom or at home. I can't wait to see how it turns out in the end!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.