Yes, I know “gonna” is not correct.
I excelled in school at english and writing.
It has always been something I enjoy.
I used to write poetry all the time.
So now, I am going to try my hand at a book.
What about, you ask?
I could write about my life. All its ups and downs and twists and turns.
But, one little girl inspired me.
I am going to write a kids book.
One evening, my 4 year old was drawing with her sisters.
She came to me proudly holding a piece of paper. She was happy to show me her latest picture.
As she explained to me each character and what was going on, my eyes kept going back to one specific doodle.
I kept thinking how damn cute this little guy is.
He needed a name. So I asked her what she would name him.
She called him Barnie. I went for the non-traditional spelling so as not to be confused with that other once famous character.
So, here we have Barnie. This cute, little, and happy character.
I have to write a story about him.
I have actually finished a rough draft of the story and what goes on each page.
And because my daughter created this character, she is going to supply the illustrations.
This may take time. But, it will be so worth it. I am going to gather her drawings and use them in the book.
My idea may go nowhere.
And that is ok. I will get to scratch something off my bucket list and make a memory with my child.