Lillian’s class participated in NaNoWriMo and she chose to write a collection of short stories. Reading her notebook brought “sweat” to my eyes … xoxo … Here’s one of them:
Amelia’s Angel Visit
Once upon a time, Amelia’s prince had died and Amelia was a poor queen but one night, Amelia had been visited by Amelia’s prince angel. He had said,
“Respect all other angels like you do with me.”
And so her father, stepmother, stepsisters, and their princes’ angels came along with Amelia’s prince angel and they had said,
“Keep your confidence and hopefully you will strengthen your courage.”
Then one night they stopped visiting and left Amelia alone because she had enough courage to be super-duper happy. To this day, she’ll tell you to keep confidence and you will soon build up courage to be super-duper happy.
**Update – December 19 2017: This is an example of the stories included in Lillian’s debut book, Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories. You can learn more and pre-order the book by going here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author ….
Issues addressed! Another proof book on its way! This time with gloss cover for comparison to the matte cover. xoxo
January 2 2018:
Look what we got! Time to start addressing envelopes!! So far, three Where Would You Fly beauties are flying internationally to Australia!! Thank you to our Aussie friends!!! xoxo
January 5 2017:
Matte vs Glossy …… I like matte. Thomas prefers glossy. Lillian Darnell likes glossy. It’s her book! Glossy it is!!
Placing our first order tonight or tomorrow. Just waiting for one wee little change to the cover. Changing font color to white on the spine so it stands out when on the shelf amongst other book lovelies!
Let us know if you want in on the first order! Incredible gratitude to all!!!
The best time to make a post office trip: 10:30 at night! One Biggest Little Photographer book on the way to Virginia!! Have fun Mr. Minifigure man!
We also found out how many times we can drive around the round-a-bout before feeling dizzy. Four. That’s it!
December 15 2017:
Homeschool swimming day at Carson Valley Swim Center! Thomas is having a great time! What a fun place and a beautiful drive to get here too. Lillian opted for some quiet alone time as it’s kind of overwhelming in here.
Just finished the checklist and review for the proof! There are two handfuls of minor issues to address. Once addressed, we are done!! xoxo
Just seeing her writings in book form is a success for me. What a process creating a book is when doing it all oneself (except for the hard work our angel book designer has put into it)! I really enjoy the creation process and can’t wait to get that first shipment!!
Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!!! Look what just got delivered!!!!
Another from Friday …. Squeal!!! I’m reviewing, reviewing, reviewing like crazy! xoxo
I’ve been working hard at combing through the proof book to make sure all items that need to be addressed are spotted! This is THE final stretch!! Thank you to those who have pre-ordered 44 books to date! If you would like to learn more about the book go here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author ….
A couple of weeks ago Lillian asked if she could email authors of books she’s reading. I told her, “Sure” …. And she did just that. I didn’t know until I saw the return email of two of the authors as I monitor her email.
I emailed them both back to thank them for responding to her and Chris Grabenstein emailed me back and asked for our address so he could mail a signed book! It came in today’s mail. Thank you tons and tons Chris for your enthusiasm and spreading kindness!
Forward, Closing, About the Author … Done! Next: C18 Info & Book Blurb for Back Cover!
November 16 2017:
Font style chosen. Next to complete: copyright page and back of the book blurb! xoxo
Want to pre-order and help us in bringing this to life? Our goal is to have 50 books pre-ordered and we have 15 so far. We are hoping to have them in hand by the end of December 2017. Go here to learn more …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author …