Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dear November...

Another month has gone down the drain and I find myself ashamed of how long it's been since I've posted anything. I assure you, I've been busy. Granted the blog tour last month kept enough blogging out on the Internet to carry me for all this time, but now I need to get back in the saddle and pony up.

SO!

Lets talk about what I've been up to!

I've been drawing. It's nice getting up early and drawing all day. Makes me feel like I'm five again! I'm making a children's book, as I think I've mentioned before. This is something I've wanted to do for a long while but never had a story good enough until I looked at my own family and came up with a story about my brother.

It's called Grumpy Lumpy, and it's a book about overcoming learning disabilities and finding that in the end you can do whatever you set your mind to, no matter the obstacles. My brother had a few basic disabilities as far as reading and math were concerned, but still managed to grow up and become a pilot because that's all he ever wanted to do. In a world where many kids fall victim to laziness, it's nice to see a story where a boy, with every odd stacked up against him, can still prevail and become something great. I think stories like this help to encourage those blessed with ease of learning to take advantage of the abilities they have because they see someone with harder struggles doing the same.

I'm in love with it, and it makes me cry every time I read it... I've read it a lot!

3 comments:

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Girl you are so great. I hope I can talk to you more about this project as an educator I love the idea.

Abra Ebner said...

YES! I'd love to talk with you about it!

D. said...

cool! i'd love to read it some day! :D

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