I’m afraid Raven and The Dark Saga will be going on a hiatus for an indefinite period of time.
See, my husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little boy, in about four months. My, time sure does fly. Anyways, I’m not as crafty as my mom and sister-in-law, who make blankets, quilts, little hats, and booties. Instead, I write. So, I decided to write a story for my little one.
The problem? I haven’t actually written a children’s story since I was a child. I don’t know how to do this! I need help making this story-in-progress child-friendly for not just a baby, but also for as he grows up. Am I writing it so it’s understandable to kids of many ages? Is the vocabulary I use appropriate? Is what I even write appropriate? So, if there are any children’s book writers out there, I could dearly use your help and advice.
I’ve got about four months to finish this story, which is still quite early in the beginning; get it illustrated by either my wonderful artist best friend or my husband, who takes far too much time to draw anything; and get it bound into a book. All of my other writing projects will, unfortunately, have to go on the back burner for the next few months. They will be back; I just don’t know when. In the meantime, the baby’s knocking, and not too gently on my bladder.