I'm quite excited about it. It has totally gone in directions I never imagined. My kids are loving it (though they aren't the most objective listeners).
I wanted to share with you some of the names of the chapters I've recently written.
Chapter 8 is called Mustache.
Chapter 9 is called The Brick.
Chapter 10 is called The Ogre on Oak Street.
Chapter 11 is called Tuna Fish and cookies.
Then we'll skip to the ones I've written the last two days. They are:
Chapter 17 is called A Few People Faint.
Chapter 18 is called Alice.
Let's skip a few.
Chapter 21 is called A Pink Bathrobe.
Chapter 22 is called She was followed.
Chapter 23 is called From Above.
Chapter 24 is called Inside the witch's lair.
I hope to finish it over the weekend. I think there are probably three more chapters. Some of the chapters are very short. None are very long.
I'm seeing this as a book for elementary students, maybe around second and third grade (though my 5th graders are loving it).
Honestly, I've started so many books in the past -- books I hope to complete one day.
I am going to be quite honest right now -- a dream of mine is to not only be an author-illustrator, but to actually supplement my family's income in a significant way with my skills. God takes care of us. He always does and He always will. And if ever I see my dream come true it will no doubt be totally God. Only He can make it happen, but I so want to be part of it. I want to help my family meet some of its needs. I want to take my husband on a trip one day to Ireland. I want to be able to pay all our bills on time. I want to help lots of people -- more than I can now. I want to see the ocean again. I want to have my cupboards overflowing with food, my refrigerator overflowing with fresh produce. Yum. I want to visit friends. I want to take Maggie to Bulgaria. I want to go to Africa again. I want to see the Redwoods. I want to go to San Fransisco. I want to go to New Zealand!
But mainly I want to see all my kids learn to be content in Jesus Christ and be the people they were created to be. Wow. That will be incredible!!!!!!! I will see that happen. The rest is just gravy.