Interesting, in looking at this from a child’s perspective, I think the book is going to be a HUGE hit! The ramifications of it are going to be awesome. It ties into so many other things I am doing and all will help out each other.
Quick update, we are soon off to LA and then up to Big Sur for a wedding. We have secured a home in Carmel by the Sea with our 2 boys, their girlfriends and our daughter Miranda. I will work the whole time. I am planning to see my dad after the trip.
The people that I’ve met thus far and the friendships that I’ve developed as a result of this book have just been so enriching and wonderful! Time for a break… 🙂 and a trip to LA is in the near future. I have got to work on a few points on the text now for the book. I did this a bit backwards, but what the heck. Once I met Aija, I was on a roll.
I received an email that totally brightened my day! Aija basically told me how working with me has been like no other experience that she’s had and how she loved it! Needless to say, we have plans in the future to meet each other and we’re both looking forward to it!
Illustrations are near completion! I can’t believe that everything has come along so well. The whole process has been so exciting, and to see my ideas finally in physical form is just such a pleasure.
The update is this: still working on the illustrations – the overall design is really incredible and just marvelous – parents and kids are really going to love this! I’ve been busy on several other projects that I’m excited to have in the works, but Danny is still my top priority!
I talked to my dad up in Seattle. He really sounds sad – like I’ve never heard before out of him. I hope he gets well.
I’ve observed that the relationship between the translator, Aija and me has definitely blossomed and we’re very much a team. It is incredible to be working with such great gals! I even mentioned to Aija the possibility of meeting her one day, when I’m in Europe, however Aija keeps her business relationships strictly business, so “no-go” at this point. But that’s okay – this has still been a tremendous experience.
On another note, I am so looking forward to our trip in May to Big Sur, Northern California and Oregon. I just bought my husband a van as a gift. I will pop my Sprint card in my laptop and work away while he drives. Hope he doesn’t mind!
I have to say, it’s just so wonderful to be working with an illustrator that allows me the creative control that I desire for my story. Between the designs, colors, positioning, shapes, etc., it is definitely a treat to be working with so much freedom.
Well we’ve been going back and forth quite a bit with various tweaks and changes, but we’re definitely making progress – very exciting indeed! And to think, this is all being done through a computer – haven’t ever spoken on the phone still!
Still visiting my father in Seattle on and off as he is quite ill. That’s the only sad news in my life.
Uh-oh, upon closer inspection of the sketches, I’m seeing that Danny’s face has been changed a bit in the “round” department. So she is going to make some changes for me.