Monday, June 26, 2017

Telling Stories


Lately I have found myself busied with the efforts of publishing.

Producing books (multiple books) utilizing the talents of several artists each is taxing on my time. 

Please don't get me wrong, it is incredibly rewarding.  I have just found my time occupied by the day to day business of the business end of things.  This has taken time away that I would like to spend writing.

So this weekend I was speaking to my daughter, age 9, and we were discussing a project we have been batting around writing a book together. 

In the last four months, she has changed what she wants to write about at least a dozen times.😄

This is not to be critical of her, but it reflects the need to focus on the story at hand.  Something I think we have all come face to face with at least one time in our lives.

So we are starting things off by telling stories.  So far, this hasn't yielded anything particularly useful, but it has been remarkably fun.

Will these stories turn into books for other children to read?  I hope so.

But even if they do not see print, at least they reflect some quality bonding time between and my oldest daughter.  Bonding time which was sorely needed, and very appreciated.

So let that be the point of the post today:

Tell the stories, and even if they are unlikely to see print, at least the time spent is with those whom you treasure and create memories they will carry with them for a lifetime.

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Create and bring joy through your words.

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I write under the pen name W.S. Quinton.

I hope you will join me next time, for more on my work in children's books and on observations about the genre and things I learn along the way.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Thank you for reading.