The last day of the month is here and my goal of getting all 3 books published was accomplished ! Yes, February was a triple publishing month! The 2 books for my fellow authors were published, along with my newest journal to help creativity. Hitting that publishing button must have created a few more revolutions in my hamster wheel because I woke up in the middle fo the night on Saturday with a book idea.
I wasn’t having a nightmare but I woke up with thoughts a pink monster who loves mushrooms. That’s right, the new title to my next book is going to be Monsters & Mushrooms. This pink monster loves to pick and eat all kinds of mushrooms in her magical forest. I guess that’s how my brain works while I’m sleeping.
The next question was, whether or not I’m going to illustrate this book myself or hire someone else. I know it’s faster to hire someone else but it’s also more costly. Do I give myself time or spend the money? My previous children’s books took a few months to get all the illustrations done and that’s pushing myself. The good news is average page count for children’s books is 24 to 32 pages without including the copyright and author pages.
Most of my text was typed out in the middle of the night, which means revisions, but the since many children’s books only have 1 line per page, the time it takes finish them is much shorter. If haven’t noticed already, I publish journals and other kinds of books that take less editing time to keep myself motivated and rewarded. Hitting the publish button is addicting and I feel I’m more likely to keep going with my longer length novels if I keep myself moving.
I would make the same suggestion for other writers out there. You can create and share the writing notebooks and journals you use to help other people doing the same thing. Maybe you doodle as a release. There’s a niche market for those. I even recommend reading The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown. Her book helps you unlock your creativity and opens your thinking.
This brings me to your first prompt for the week. Doodle your story or outline. Create the picture of what you see or what you want your readers to visualize when they read your words.
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