I am making a series of children’s books for Baby Grouch. It just sounded like a good idea, when ideas kept popping into my head during a jog or whatnot. I’m trying to act more on my ideas instead of just thinking about them so I decided to give it a go. I’m also trying to not NOT do something if I don’t think it’s as good as it should be. Which is hard. Because sometimes you just end up completing a bunch of crap. But, hopefully one of these times something amazing will turn out. Won’t know unless you try, right?
What I have learned from this process is:
1) I suck at illustrating. I think if I waited a year, Baby Grouch could draw better. Maybe I’ll hire her when she turns 2. Also, I think a big part of children’s books are the illustrations….right….
2) I have no idea when kids begin to understand metaphors. Or similes. Maybe this book will be for when she’s a teenager. Or a parent.
3) I can never remember the difference between a metaphor and a simile.
4) I’m impatient. I guess I already knew that, but it was re-confirmed.
5) I don’t think anything is ever good enough. But I’m trying to let that go. So here it is. All that’s left is to laminate and bind it up at Kinkos.
update – I got it bound!
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