Today, I decided to update on ALL of my WIPS. They each vary in so many ways- from the setting to the characters to the plots.
Tale of the Cattail Forest
As many know, this is my main WIP. At the moment, it is in the middle of final edits of my 6th draft.
After moving to Fairy Creek where the Fairy Frogs live, Sparkle explores her new surroundings to pursue her craft. She is always looking for adventure and new places to draw, but when she ventures out beyond Fairy Creek into Graysloup, she encounters some toads, meets new challenges, and makes unlikely friendships. The friendships all begin when she decides to befriend a young toad named Marge.
Things become challenging after encountering Sarge, leader of the toads, who tries to prevent all the friendships. Will the courage and cleverness of the Fairy Frogs stop Sarge from breaking up these new friendships? The frogs and toads learn how to use their talents and explore new ways of developing compassion and friendships
In total, this story has 13 characters, who are Fairy Frogs and Toads, and they live in The Cattail Forest. The settings consist of Fairy Creek, Cattail Marsh, Graysloup, and The Bog. Fairy Frogs are ALL compassionate, clever, and naturally gifted in the arts. Saying everything about this book will take a while.
Lizzy the Lizard
This is my 2nd WIP and does have progress on the 1st draft, but partway through. Writing a picture book is harder than you think. The story is about a Lizard named Lizzy, who escapes from her citrus farm in FL and has to find her way back home. How do you fit so much story in so little space?
This is a tricky child. As in, it is very very hard to develop and brainstrom—-only at that stage. I can name ALL of the major characters. I only know my protagonists the best, who are Aurora and Jasmine, fraternal twins. Set in NYC, it is about a group of six orphans, who go on a scavenger hunt T.V. show- I only know the middle and the end of the book.
Expansive World Idea
I really hope to create a book set in some expansive world. All I know is that the world is some mountainous island that has an enchanted forest somewhere. Thinking this is the place the Fairy Frogs origins are from. I know the protagonist is Ayra and have the idea that she warrior-type. I keep on having this idea of her having a dragon- don’t know where that came from. Just have zero plot idea.