It's been a crazy year! Mostly, I've been illustrating children's books that others have written, just to make ends meet. As I've said before, the process of writing and publishing a children's book from first idea to the final product hitting the shelves is a very, very long one. Once it does make it's way to a store's shelves, it takes even more years of waiting before an author can hope to see any royalties(if ever)!
I wrote only one new story this year, though personally, I think it's one of my best. It's a Western with a strong Christian message. It's very humorous and slightly weird... just the way I like them.
Here's an excerpt:
Long ago, when the West was still lawless and wild,
folks were gritty and grumpy and nobody smiled.
The cowboys of Rattlesnake Ranch were depressed.
They were down in the dumps.
They were sad and distressed,
‘cause the life of a cowpoke was tough.
That’s no joking!
They worked really hard.
They were tired from cow–poking!