Exploring the world of Children's books

It's been a crazy year for me here at PnM.

I started down a path that sort of became a lot like going down the rabbit hole. Let's just say Alice ain't got nuthin on me!

You see, it happened in February 1016. I got this crazy idea in my head to write a children's book about Phebe. So, I decided to explore it. To my surprise, it was met with good feedback and actual interest! So much so, that I've signed on with an agent. Things seemed grand! 

Then... reality.

What sells? What doesn't sell? Kids identify with this but not with that, and a whole host of complexities that have meant revision after revision. I'm still hanging in there, and I'm determined that this book will be published by a real publisher. However, how long it will take and will it even be about Phebe when I'm done? I'm not so sure.

I do know she'll be in the book and I'm trying my best to keep her relevant but I haven't even gotten to the publishers revisions.

I've started and now I have to finish. Wish me luck that it will be a book worthy of Phebe. She deserves to be a success after all she's done for me and the smiles she's created. 

Would I have done this if I knew how long and how much work it would be? Probably. I love the book, I love drawing Phebe and I love making kids laugh. So what's a gal to do? Keep going I guess. 


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