Today my son and I had a little fun making some coloring page designs with my own art and sketches. Here is what we created . . . .
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I have four kids. I often get asked how I was able to find the time to write and publish a novel.
Remember, the last two didn't exist during the writing process.
With two, it was a piece of cake. I'll tell you my trick.
It was summer in Michigan. I had a fenced in back yard to keep the kiddos contained and a comfy re-purposed lawn bench to sit on.
First, I went to Walmart and bought an old style turtle pool. Remember those? They were magic. I had one myself as a kid. They last more than one summer and they tolerate anything that weather and roughty kids can throw at them.
Second, I put the pool in the back yard and grabbed one of Grandma's old quilts and a few baby toys. I laid the quilt and toys inside the empty pool.
They played for hours.
Chloe played Mommy and Caibry just laid there staring at the blue summer sky and waving his crunchy bug toy with the crinkle wings.
When they got bored of the turtle toys and each other, I grabbed Caibry's Johny-Jump-it, hooked it to the tree branch and set the turtle's lid under his feet.
He bounced well after dark and I pushed on, pouring out my guts on the page until his little head finally dropped and he was sound asleep.
When Caibry was solidly asleep and Chloe had settled onto my lap, I called it a night. I packed up my notebook, the blanket, and my sleeping baby and carried it all inside.
I did this for a full summer and well into the fall.
When it was over, I had written a book.
Now, I have to say, I'm not sure this would have worked as well with Nevie and Sadie. They would likely have shimmied out of the turtle, climbed the fence and headed to the mall.
This is just more proof that God knows exactly what we need and when we need it.
I'm definitely not in the habit of underselling myself. I actually believe that my skills at marketing are pretty strong. However, I just don't see anyone paying $225 for my 132 pages of pure genius.
Here's a thought, if you really want my book that bad (and you know you do), send me an email with your name and address. I'll bill you via paypal and send you a paperback copy at the low, low price of $12. It's a $213 savings and shipping is covered (unless you live in Siberia, then I might let you cover it)!
Yeah, I'm being a little snarky. Part of me wants to call my husband and say "check it out, my book is priced at $225/ copy!" just to see what he'd say. The other part of me just finds it hilarious.
If you have a copy of my book I hope it's properly displayed. You have a very valuable piece of artwork. You may need up your insurance or install an alarm system.
Okay, now my wit has crossed the line.
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