Slicing of Words

I am a word slicer.  I take words and slice them out of sentences. Sometimes I am a word adder, adding words here and there. Sometimes a word mixer. Plucking one word from this sentence and adding it there.

In the world of writing picture books, it is amazing how much time one can spend on one manuscript, on 1100 words. When word count is paid attention to, each word counts – literally.

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The writing part, when I have the idea, is easier. I love when a story flows from within and when it pours out manifesting itself in words scrawled on a page or words typed on a screen. It’s a beautiful feeling to see your story shining in hope.

You’re done! Or so you think…

The editing part is so much harder. So much more time consuming. So much more blah.

When I go to the library and pick up books that seem so effortlessly written, I need to remind myself that perhaps this author struggled too. Perhaps this author wrote many drafts to get this story just so.

Perhaps there is hope around the corner, light at the end of the tunnel, a story waiting to be made into a book.

Until then…

IMG_0428-2Z&A looking at our Shutterfly Photo Albums. If you have dozens of digitals on your comupter, I suggest Shutterfly for making quick and easy photobooks!IMG_0441Weekend Pancakes

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Under the table mess…sigh.

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Little fingers counting on!IMG_0459IMG_0462IMG_0468IMG_0471
when you get the problem right!

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when you have a cold and have to drink warm tea…IMG_0503

a cool camera travel mug my brother got me!

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Shell Souvenirs from Edisto Beach, SC that we picked up…IMG_0513IMG_0519IMG_0521

Sometimes the Cardinal will bring his wife for lunch!

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The once a year apple pie attempt…

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Z&A’s school lunch request!

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books for A, we love Little Bear!2017-03-08 (3)

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when 2 yolks come out of one egg! Bowl made by aunt!2017-03-08

when you take them to the library, but they can’t get enough of outside!

 

—-More later!

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Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.” – Quran 18:109

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