Oh dear. It’s November.
I think it’s about time I paused and updated you on what’s going on with my novel and why I haven’t been blogging recently.
My manuscript has been with my editor the last two weeks. In the meantime I’ve kept myself busy—maybe a little too busy.
Ever since I became a mother a little over 3 years ago, I’ve thought about creating (writing and designing) my own children’s books and self-publishing them. Mostly because I wasn’t satisfied with some of the books I was reading to my daughter. But I put my ideas aside for a while because I was busy taking care of her and was focused on writing. But now that my daughter goes to school in the morning and I’ve sent my manuscript out to my editor, I have a little time to spare. So I thought it would be a good time to start creating my own children’s books. So far, it’s going well. Since my daughter loves Goodnight books, I decided to create a Goodnight book I hope she will love and hopefully other kids will love too. I am also working on a book on First Words, plus a few other ones.
I have one more week before I get my manuscript back. My goal is to get the Goodnight book to print by the end of November. I know it sounds a little crazy, but that’s the funny thing about inspiration, when it hits you—it’s hard to stop. Just like when you get an idea for a story in the middle of the night and you must write it down.
It’s a lot of work, but it’ll all be worth it in the end. It will be a nice gift for my little Samantha.
I will have a separate website for my children’s books, which I will share here soon.
Do you have kids or nieces and nephews under the age of 5? What are their favorite books?