I accomplished so much today... I finished writing a children's book!
Somehow, I went from having only two pages of the book written, to having the entire thing written, all in one day. I worked on this book nonstop today. Sure, I was able to multitask and do other things as well, but my main focus today was sitting at my desk and writing. I was shocked when I came to the end and wrote the last sentence. It felt so good to finish a book again!
Now, this doesn't mean that the book is completely finished, by any means. Just the writing of the book is finished. I still need to edit and revise (multiple times, I'm sure), and I'm working on the illustrations. Honestly, if I could become a better illustrator, that would be incredible. Or if I could become best friends with an illustrator who wanted to work on projects together, that would be amazing too. Instead, I'm stuck working on the pictures for longer than it takes to do the writing, because I need to draw so slowly and work piece by piece. Sometimes I can see an image so clearly in my mind, and yet when it comes to putting it onto paper, it takes a thousand tries to get anywhere close to what I envisioned.
Still, I'm excited to continue working on this project. The book's story had a pretty simplistic concept as far as what it calls for with illustrations, so I'm hoping that when inspiration strikes I'll be good to go. I know that I have it in me, but I just need to pull these drawings out.
It feels so good to have accomplished something big with my writing again. I've been feeling like I'm in a rut, stuck with waiting during this query stage with my YA novel and facing writer's block with my children's books. This was a big day for me and I'm proud of myself.
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