Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 28th

As I tentatively attempted to begin this blog, I realized how non-techy I am.  But, I have begun and that is always the hardest part.  I won't write Hobbes Goes to South America here, but write about writing the book.  I cannot compose well on the computer.  I have to see my handwriting and the best handwriting I do is done with a very fine tipped pen on blank paper.  Yesterday I bought the paper and pens so now---no excuses.  Thinking back to my favorite books from childhood helps.  Babar was one, Madeline another--"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines. . . ."  First lines are very important, so the beginning step is to create the first line for Hobbes, which is my goal for today.


  1. Good job Natasha. So glad you finally got a start. Can't wait to follow it along.
    Love, Claudia

  2. Yea! We've been eagerly waiting for Hobbes' great adventures!



  3. Hi Alex: I would welcome your ideas and suggestions. Also--Hobbes would love to "talk" with you. The more I talk in Hobbes voice, the better I will write. So, just ask Hobbes any question.

  4. My favorite children's book opening line is "Once upon a time there were four little rabbits." That seems to have gone out of style.