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.