Due to a complete and total fear of failure I have avoided writing the story I’m trying to illustrate right now.
I was given a 1400 word story back in 2007 and have been wrestling with it ever since. I decided that it needed to be told from a different direction if it was to be a successful picture book.
I’ve been drawing the story in hopes of adding just the right amount of words when I have the images all set.
These are three random sketches that I’ve done in the past few days. I have the characters (Olive and her corgi, TidBit) and now *trumpets please!* I have finally written the story! AND it’s currently only 300 words!
I’m sure it will change dozens of times before it gets out into the real world but writing it down is a big leap for this illustrator.