I haven’t been blogging lately. The reason? I’ve been writing. A children’s book to be precise. Well, two if you want to be totally accurate. One is so close to being published that I can hardly focus on writing a blog.
I did think about my blog. I did think about what to write. But those thoughts were fleeting. And then, back to my book. Now I can think about other things again. Things like writing my blog.
But my mind still isn’t quite focused on a blog yet. It really does take time to write a good blog article. A good topic takes research, writing, editing and proofing.
Sometimes it’s off the cuff. It can be about what’s going on right now. Or something you’re very familiar with.
Many times I’ve seen blogs from writers (I use that term loosely) that are nice to read. But, there’s so many misspelled words or incorrect grammar. It really doesn’t take that long to re-read what you just wrote. Does it?
All ranting aside, back to the main point of this blog. My children’s book. The title is “The King’s Riddle”. It’s about a king who wants to find the bravest and wisest man in the kingdom to marry his daughter. (Not very original, I know.)
The King comes up with a riddle. The winner, (you guessed it), marries his princess daughter. Again, not very original.
What is original about this book? The characters. The names are customizable. For instance, this first book is an anniversary present for my sister. So her name is the name of the princess. The brave knight that wins, that’s right, it’s her husband!
Voila! A great anniversary (or wedding) present.
It was a ton of fun to write this 20-page story. And it will be available for purchase soon.
As for the second book I mentioned in the opening paragraph, it’s called “Not Enough Worms”. And it will also be published soon! It’s a great children’s book. No customizing in this one. Just a good old story for kids!