The Dummy

Do you know what a dummy is?

I admit I didn’t when I started writing children’s books.

A dummy is a mock up of the actual book. For a picture book, that means a version of the book you hope to publish with illustrations and story put together as a tangible sample. I am working on a dummy.

This dummy is one I want to recreate over and over as a sample to give away to children and their parents so they can see what it is I do – my version of a sampler. It is in my head, but I think it will be here on the blog as I put it together.

Imaging what it could be like, have to admit is fun. Trying different media to find the look that matches what is in my head feels more like play than work. One reason I wanted to do this besides as a way to get my name out there in the public eye, is to show kids how to do this. Get them reading and writing.

To be honest, knowing that something I do could inspire and encourage someone else, that makes me happy.

Dream big, work small, stick with it.


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