First of all, good news: my draft is finished! I've been taking a short break for perspective, madly jotting down notes for improvement, and enjoying rainy days spent doing things like this with my girls (or, rather, watching them...this creative masterpiece is all theirs):
|The Frog King's Castle|
|This is King Froggy, looking out for enemies.|
|Unfortunately, enemies are inevitable, but castles can be rebuilt. This time, however, the King took refuge in the more secure dungeons...|
|...which still couldn't save him from the wicked tower-destroyer. But she's so cute, all was forgiven. :)|
I learn so much from watching my children. Today's lessons:
1. The details make it interesting.
2. If things crumble apart, it's an opportunity to revise and improve.
So here are some of the details swirling about my mind, ready to find their place in the world of my story:
Beef pie Indian spices hats with potato flowers cobblestones ice cream Bow Street Runners piles of skulls chocolate Grecian hair styles lace cuffs madrigal singers William Blake oil lanterns savory pudding pickpockets coal smoke coffee
For some reason...all this thinking makes me hungry.