My seven children have informed me, that they expect a new children's storybook about one of them each Christmas. I have done two books so far --- only five to go. The first story was about our second son Matthew. He would come to the table for each meal and ask "Is This Cowboy Food?" That story became famous, no, infamous in our family lore. The second storybook was about Katelyn, our third daughter. She was always worried about "Who Will Be My Friend?" Her anxiety got particularly intense as she was about to enter Kindergarten. We had trouble convincing her that she would certainly make friends at school.
This year, I am writing and illustrating a storybook about our oldest son. He was wonderful about being a big brother until he got "Too Many Sisters." I had a lot of time waiting at doctors appointments this summer and fall. So I spent some of that time sketching and writing. I thought to myself that this story might be more entertaining if I wrote it in rhyme. If anyone could pull off writing a story in rhyme, a songwriter should. So, that's where I'm at. Thinking and writing couplets in iambic pentameter. It is NOT the same as writing a rhyme scheme for a melody!
Wish me luck! The real question is: Will I get it done before Christmas?