Monday, January 10, 2011

My Idea (finally!)

I've been teasing some of my friends about this new idea I have now for about a week . I figure it's about time that I let them in on what this idea is. And what better place to do it than here?

I am going to write personalized children adventure books! My 19 year old daughter (who is majoring in art education)  will illustrate them. We will be selling them for anywhere from $20.00 - 30.00 depending on the different options people choose.

If you are interested, there is a page on this blog titled "personalized Adventure stories for your children questionaire". Fill that out, send it to me, and I'll begin my adventure of writing your child's adventure!

Here is an exerpt from one of the books I've already completed. The personalized information is bolded in this paragraph so that you can see how individualized each story will be.

....The phone call had taken less than five minutes. Annie's mom had been as excited about the possibility of owning a zorse as Annie was. Now, here they were, sitting around the kitchen table waiting for the moment that Blue would arrive.
     Annie had been staring out the window for the last hour and a half. She would leave for a few minutes at a time and play her piano. That would usually calm her nerves, but today it didn't seem to be making much of a difference. She just couldn't stop worrying. If the man didn't like Junebug, she wouldn't be able to keep Blue. She worked for a few minutes on a song that she was writing.

"I don't know what  you're feeling inside.
I don't know where you are in life.
I don't know your reason why.
Just come to Christ
Come to Christ."

She sighed. The notes just didn't seem right. She just coudn't keep her attention on what she was doing. "Please God, please, let Junebug behave!" she said quietly. She soon went back to her post at the window. Finally, she saw the trailer coming  up the long driveway. She raced outside to greet the zorse and prayed again as she ran.....

So, That's it, in a nutshell. Annie's book ended up being about 15 pages long with eleven photos.

Even if you aren't interested in buying a book, let me know what you think of this idea, k?

Thanks! Have a great day!



Sheila Siler said...

Good luck Linda! But is it a Zorse or a Horse?

Recovering Church Lady said...

This is an amazing and totally wonderful idea!! wow, really love this! I am going to bookmark this and come back when I need a good creative gift.