anthimeria: Gears, some magnified (Gears)
[personal profile] anthimeria
. . . even when the person doing said thing is them and not a character.  For instance: I appear to have written a picture book.

It's been percolating in my brain for a month or two now, but suddenly last night I wanted to write and I wasn't feeling up to a whole chapter of Trial, so I scrolled through my story ideas file.  An idle idea I'd had about a picture book starring a not-so-bright robot proceeded to whack me upside the head, and half an hour later I had a 500-word rough draft on my hands.

Twenty-four hours later, I'm on draft iv and it's been cut to 400 words.  It's definitely aimed at a 2-5 audience, it's fun to read aloud (even the two-dozenth time, as I can already testify), and has a quest-plot, a twist at the end, and a dummy of a robot to love as the main character.

I'll give it a week to rest in my brain, and then see if I still like it.

I really had to give a go to one of the few markets harder to break into than novels, didn't I?  Le sigh.

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Date: 2012-11-27 10:07 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: typewriter & notebook)
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That sounds awesome XD Good luck with it!

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