So I was at that fork in my road, and honestly was tired of waiting for someone else to “sanction” my work. So, one February day I mentally sallied forth, leaving my logical flow chart behind.
As far as this whole children’s book writing/illustrating process has gone to date, I shouldn’t have expected this stage to be any less convoluted. For instance, the “speak-now-or-forever-hold-peace” part of this decision was only just beginning. Issues began to burble up again: am I completely content with my content? Are there any last gaps in the way I’ve told the story? Was each and every design and illustration decision sound enough for me to look at in 5-10 years from now, and still feel OK about them?
This was the time to take a very sterile look at my work. If I were to pick this book up at a bookstore and thumb through it, what would I think were its weakest features? What would I suggest to the author to change?
By far the most difficult and most taxing change will be revealed in the next post. Can you guess what it was?