Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Life of a Picture Book Part Nine: When you're not in love

Writing a book is a bit like developing a relationship. Love doesn't always come right away, but even when it doesn't, that doesn't mean the potential isn't there. It may just need more time and effort, possibly even a fresh start.

That is the case with my Winifred. The closer I've gotten to a polished rhyming manuscript, the less I like it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Winifred as a character. But the format of her story doesn't seem to be working for me. I don't love it. So I decided to start over.

Last night I began rewriting Winifred in prose. I don't know if this will lead to true love or not. It may be that rhyme really is the way to go and I simply need to change the pattern. But what I do know is that I'm not going to give up on her.

Read The Life of a Picture Book Part Ten: OUT in the World!

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