Struggling with my latest read, I think about all those people starting out on the NanoWriMo trail and all those old stories gathering dust on the shelf, my finished and unfinished novels, the new one I would love to start and the words of my friend Bernadette, who suggested to me yesterday that I write a story directly into this blog.
It’s an idea with merit and one that will help me overcome another little dilemma, that of a 10-year-old girl who wants her own blog, whose little fingers have occasionally and so she says ‘accidentally’ found their way in here.
So this will be our collaboration, I will write the episodes and she will create the illustrations, which seems appropriate as this story is going to be about her, about an aspect of our journey together that is worth sharing, because I know our experience is already helping others going through something similar.
So, next up Episode One : The Benefits of Insomnia written by me and illustrated by my daughter.
Here is the cover she designed today, there is a colour version, but she wants me to put it up in black and white.
And just to clarify, that’s her on the left and me on the right. (She has used her artistic
ability liberty to remove her curls and make herself as tall as me).