I’ve been thinking of writing something substantial for quite a while. Last year, I almost committed to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I felt too insecure and couldn’t bring myself to actually try. I’ve also thought about doing a comic book or a graphic novel, but my art skills are very sad and sorry for anything that I would hope was taken seriously on an adult level. But my nieces are my life, even though one hasn’t been delivered yet. So,I’m thinking about writing a children’s book for them.
Niece One is sweet and lovely, but has had developmental issues much like her uncle (my baby brother). Those issues are ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Niece Two hasn’t been born, yet, as I mentioned before, but I’ve already given her a nickname to match her sister’s.
With that in mind, I’m thinking to work out an outline that has my two girls as the main characters, hopefully written in such a way that One will appreciate it for a while before Two takes it over and enjoys it for a bit. I say hopefully, because I have absolutely no idea how to do that.
I can commit words to page, but I haven’t really written anything that was meant to be taken seriously outside of school papers and one fanfiction in the last seven years. I took a fiction course in college, and the professor promptly managed to make me feel all of two centimeters tall with very little effort. (I apparently suffer from an acute case of abject-realism.)
But somehow, I still want to write something. If I actually manage to start pulling something together, then there might be something about it here, because I am not one of those people who can keep things to themselves for too long.